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Adam Goodes Latest Sports Legend To Support The Voice

Former Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes is the latest sportsperson to back the Voice to Parliament.

In a new video from the Yes23 campaign, Goodes said he was a “happy and passionate” supporter of the Yes vote.

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“I’m really happy and passionate about the opportunity we have as a nation to rectify our Constitution,” he said.

“Not only to include our Indigenous Australians but more importantly to enshrine a voice as well.

“When we have Indigenous voices not only part of the conversation but actually making the decisions for other Indigenous Australians, we see success.”

Goodes joins the likes of Nathan Cleary, Eddie Betts, Cathy Freeman, and Cameron Munster, among others, who have also publicly pitched their support for the Voice.

Community sectors join to support the Voice

On Thursday, more than 80 community groups ranging from housing, health, legal, disability and finance aid signed a joint statement declaring their support for the Voice.

“As representatives of the community sector, we stand ready to accept the generous invitation from First Nations peoples and take the next step towards that better future,” the statement read.

“We will be saying ‘Yes’ at the referendum on October 14th, and we call on you to join us on this journey.

“This is how we transform our nation and walk together towards a better future for all. The only question history will ask – what did you do to ensure that Australia voted ‘Yes’?”

Australians will vote in the referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament on October 14.

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