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Media alert – Uluru Statement signatory Thomas Mayo; PHAA President to speak 10am today on health community’s support for Voice proposal

Public Health Association of Australia 2 mins read

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and Yes23 invite the Tasmanian media today to meet Thomas Mayo, a signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and national Yes Campaign spokesperson, and PHAA President, Adj Prof Tarun Weeramanthri AM.

Mayo will be attending the Australian Public Health Conference at Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, a gathering of more than 450 experts including public health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, academics, and students.

Mayo and Adj Prof Weeramanthri will discuss the health community’s support for the Voice to Parliament. More than 125 health and medical organisations, including the PHAA, issued on open letter on Monday about why they endorse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.

WHAT: Thomas Mayo in Hobart

WHERE: Australian Public Health Conference at Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart (Mezzanine level)

WHEN: 10am, Wednesday, September 27

Special Note: Thomas Mayo, Adj Prof Tarun Weeramanthri AM, President of the Public Health Association of Australia, and Jamie Currie, the CEO of SETAC (South East Tasmania Aboriginal Corporation) will be available for media interview.

Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man. He is also the Assistant National Secretary of the MUA.

As a signatory of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Mayo has been a leading advocate since its inception in May 2017. He is the Chairperson of the Northern Territory Indigenous Labor Network and a director on the Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition board.

The PHAA is Australia’s peak body for public health and represents more than 2,000 people across the continent. It has long supported the Uluru Statement from the Heart and Voice to Parliament proposal.

Media contacts: (Thomas Mayo) A.Mark Thomas, M&M Communications, 0422 006 732

(PHAA President) Paris Lord, PHAA Communications Manager, 0478 587 917, plord@phaa.net.au

 


Contact details:

Media contacts: (Thomas Mayo) A.Mark Thomas, M&M Communications, 0422 006 732

(PHAA President) Paris Lord, PHAA Communications Manager, 0478 587 917, plord@phaa.net.au

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