Please join us for a keynote address from Richard Weston, NSW Deputy Children’s Guardian for Aboriginal Children and Young People. Richard contributed to the co-design of the National Voice to Parliament. He is an experienced Indigenous leader and champion for the importance of increasing community led decision making for child welfare.
Richard Weston is a descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait and has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for more than 20 years. As a senior Aboriginal Health official from Broken Hill in far west New South Wales, Richard believes a constitutionally-enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament will bring to attention the health discrepancies regional communities face.
"That's what I think the Voice can do, it can elevate the needs of our communities … and hopefully lead to changes in the way policymakers and politicians look at our region."