A message from Ngala’s CEO and Board

At the core of Ngala is the belief that every child has the opportunity to be their best. This belief is firmly embedded in our work with children, families and communities and is echoed in our values of human connection, integrity, fairness and creativity.

This year, all Australians have a unique opportunity to engage in a national conversation about what these values mean in Australia through the Voice to Parliament – A referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of Australia and to enshrine their voice in Australia’s Constitution.

Ngala is fully supportive of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a YES vote in the upcoming referendum.

Through our work with populations across metropolitan, regional and remote Western Australia, we see the resilience and strength of many First Nations children and families. Through The Voice, we see an incredible opportunity to establish a pathway for First Nations people to provide their input on the decisions and issues that affect them, across all facets of life in Australia.

Ngala believes that as a country, we can and should do better. We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk together for a better future.

Ngala is supporting conversations across our teams to deeply understand the Voice proposal and how it can contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people. Through our Reconciliation Action Plans, we are committed to connection through strong and effective relationships, respect and opportunities in partnership with First Nations people and to ensuring that our governance and policy frameworks provide an effective foundation to facilitate this connection.

We encourage all members of our community to empower themselves with the necessary information to make an informed decision when they vote in the forthcoming referendum.


Additional Resources

Information about the Voice to Parliament

The Uluru Statement from the Heart

Reconciliation WA’s Community Briefings