Expect to hear the words of John Farnham’s popular anthem belting out across the Newcastle CBD this weekend.
Hunter Workers will come together on Sunday 17 September in a powerful display of support for the Australian Government’s Voice to Parliament.
At the inaugural Walk For Yes, the union members are expected to partake in a mass singalong rendition of the Aussie music legend’s You’re the Voice.
Supporters will gather at Newcastle Museum at 10.30am before proudly walking alongside their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sisters and brothers to Foreshore Park.
“You’re the Voice is a song all about harnessing our collective power and walking together towards a better future for all, making it the ultimate anthem for our cause of enshrining a Voice to Parliament in the constitution,” Hunter Workers secretary Leigh Shears said.
“We’re excited to walk alongside Hunter employees and sing as one in support of the Voice.
“As unionists, we believe everyone deserves to be consulted about decisions and changes that affect us.
“The Voice to Parliament is what Australia needs to work together towards a better future.”
And, if you don’t know the verses, don’t worry, said Shears.
“We’ll distribute 1,000 lyric sheets before the crowd breaks into chorus singing You’re the Voice in a remarkable demonstration of solidarity,” he added.
“Plus, supporters will hear from inspiring speakers including Tracey Hamshaw, from the Justice Aunties; Luke Russell, chair of the Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee; and Tara Dever, Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council CEO.
“The classic Farnham track has become the poignant anthem for the Yes campaign following the musician’s first-ever approval for the song to be used in a commercial.”
The Walk For Yes takes place four weeks before Australians will decide on 14 October whether to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution and enshrine a consultative body.
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