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Reflections on the Voice to Parliament: Vicki Clark and Frank Brennan

  • 18 August 2022
At a recent online event hosted by Catholic Social Services Victoria, Fr Frank Brennan SJ (Rector, Newman College) and Vicki Clark discussed how individuals and organisations can engage with and support progress on reconciliation. The conversation touches on progress of reconciliation in Australia in light of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, the Yoorrook Justice Commission and the Victorian Treaty process.

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  Vicki Clark OAM is a proud Mutthi Mutthi and Wemba Wemba woman, and lifelong advocate, supporter and activist for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Vicki founded The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry of Victoria (ACMV) where she fostered Aboriginal spirituality within the Catholic church of Victoria for over 25 years. Vicki was a founder of Opening The Doors Foundation and continues as a Trustee. Vicki has sat on numerous boards and was Chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council. Vicki was a Government appointee to the Victorian Interim Treaty Working Party.  Fr Frank Brennan SJ is the Rector of Newman College, Melbourne, the Distinguished Fellow of the P M Glynn Institute, Australian Catholic University, and the former CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA). He is a peritus at the Fifth Plenary Council of the Australian Catholic Church. He was a member of the Morrison Government’s Senior Advisory Panel on the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process.