Soward Management worked in partnership with the Australian Electoral Commission to provide information session to local community within the Canberra, Yass and Queanbeyan prior to the Referendum which took place on 14 October 2023.
The purpose of the information sessions was to ensure correct information regarding the referendum process was being delivered to our community at a grass root level. It talked about what is a referendum, the purpose of a referendum, what a referendum needs to be able to get up and how it would change the constitution.
We spoke about the wonderful job opportunities the Australian Electoral Commission have for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander people during both the referendum process and other voting processes in the future and what that would look like, and the importance of having Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working at polling booths to create a culturally safe environment.
Information Sessions were held in Yass NSW, Canberra ACT, and Queanbeyan NSW during late August - early September 2023.
Thank you to all that attended, the supporting organisations/agencies and councils, we appreciate you and your support.
We would also like to thank the Australian Electoral Commission for partnering with us to deliver these wonderful session.