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COX In Support of a ‘Yes’ Vote at the Upcoming Voice Referendum

The Prime Minister has now announced the date for a national referendum on the proposed ‘Voice’ to parliament. As we go to the polls on 14th of October the practice wishes to echo the sentiments expressed in their statement of support, issued by our colleagues in the Architecture and Design Industry Network.

At COX, we believe the Voice is a simple, sensible, and positive step in the process of righting the wrongs of the past and building a more equitable Australia. We shape spaces and places on Country across Australia.

As a design community, we have begun a process of better connecting with Country – through close engagement and participatory processes led by First Nations communities and exemplified in our commitment to a RAP process.

We have witnessed the positive impacts of engaging directly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose wisdom, generosity, and world-view enrich our work and the built environment. We respect the principle of self-determination. We’re committed to working towards greater equity and prosperity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As a practice COX is focused on reconciliation, meaningful change, and constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Nations people as articulated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

COX Architecture supports a ‘yes’ vote at the upcoming Voice referendum and we urge you to engage positively with this nation-shaping issue.