The speakout was organised by the USYD students vote yes campaign, and emphasised the Uluru Statement-proposed model of Voice, Treaty and Truth.
The USU joins multiple schools and faculties in their stance to support the Voice to Parliament.
In a message from the Dean and Associate Dean, the University of Sydney Business School has announced its support for the Voice to Parliament.
Following announcements from a majority of faculties, the Indigenous Strategy and Services portfolio and Conservatorium of Music have released statements of support.
O’Leary talked about the need to have a grassroots movement when it comes to the referendum and critiquing Labor at every given step.
More than a year after announcing the draft question, Anthony Albanese has called a date for the Voice to Parliament referendum later this year.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health is part of many other faculties and schools, such as Law and Chemistry, that have publicly come out in support for a Voice to Parliament, with more expected to follow over the coming weeks.
As individual faculties and schools affirm their support for the Voice, the University continues to avoid taking an institutional stance on the upcoming referendum.
In a statement today, Vice Chancellor Mark Scott expressed his personal support for the Voice while a statement from the University Senate fell short of expressing a position.
In line with the Americanisation of our political lobbying conventions, the positions peddled by “Fair Australia” and similar Advance-backed platforms have also undoubtedly stoked fear and hate, and re-normalised racist sentiments that have no place in Australia’s modern social and political landscape.