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The details of the Online Zoom Forum with Noel Pearson have been confirmed and we have been receiving a lot of positive feedback from members regarding this scheduled event.  


Bhante Sujato and Ven. Thubten Chokyi have agreed to interview Noel and there will be the opportunity for participants to ask Noel questions and to engage in dialogue about the significance of the Voice Referendum for Australia.


Please feel welcome to distribute the following event flyer to any people or organisations who you think would be interested in this event.

Zoom Meeting Details:

Time: Aug 10, 2023, 07:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (AEST)

Meeting ID: 810 3872 2864
Passcode: 2023


Noel’s Background

Noel Pearson comes from the Guugu Yimithirr community of Hope Vale. 


For over 30 years, Mr Pearson has pursued key agendas to achieve land rights and socioeconomic development outcomes for Cape York. He co-founded the Cape York Land Council and negotiated with the Keating government to establish the Native Title Act 1993 after the High Court’s landmark Mabo decision rejected the fiction of terra nullius. 


After seeing socioeconomic problems that were not present in his childhood accumulate, Mr Pearson has focused on pioneering empowering and holistic approaches to welfare reform, and transforming educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. 


He is the Founder of Cape York Partnership and Good to Great Schools Australia and has co-founded other organisations also dedicated to ameliorating entrenched disadvantage of ‘The Bottom Million’. 


Mr Pearson served as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the Referendum Council. He is currently a member of the First Nations Referendum Working Group and continues to advocate for structural reforms to empower Indigenous people.

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