The Voice to Parliament Handbook: With Thomas Mayo and Kerry O’Brien

Monday, 5 June, 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Monday, 5 June, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House)
  • Cost
    $20 - $25
Thomas Mayo (left), book cover (centre), Kerry O'Brien (right)

Join Indigenous leader Thomas Mayo (previously Mayor) and acclaimed journalist Kerry O’Brien as they discuss their new book The Voice to Parliament Handbook: All the Detail You Need.

The book, out on Wednesday 17 May, is a clear and simple guide for the millions of Australians who have expressed support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, but who want to better understand what a Voice to Parliament actually means. And in the face of calls for more ‘detail’, the book will cover all relevant discussions, including the history of struggle for an effective Voice, what is a referendum, what is the Uluru Statement and other frequently asked questions.

The book will be available to purchase at the event and following the discussion Thomas Mayo and Kerry O’Brien will be available for book signings.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Ticket cost:

$25 General Admission

$20 NT Press Club Discount 


Read more about Thomas Mayo and Kerry O’Brien:

Thomas Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man. He is the National Indigenous Officer of the MUA. 

Thomas is a signatory of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and 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. 

Thomas is the author of six books published by Hardie Grant and has many articles and essays published across the major media providers.

His latest book is co-authored with well-respected journalist, Kerry O’Brien: The Voice to Parliament Handbook - All the details you need; published 17 May 2023. 


Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most respected journalists with six Walkley Awards including the Gold Walkley and the Walkley for outstanding leadership. In his decades at the ABC he reported for the trail-blazing current affairs programs This Day Tonight and Four Corners, presented Lateline for six years, 7.30 for fifteen years and Four Corners for five. In 2019 he was inducted into the television industry hall of fame. He has covered all the big historic Indigenous issues of his time, including land rights, deaths in custody, Mabo, the Stolen Generations’ inquiry, the birth and death of ATSIC, the intervention and the Uluru Statement from the Heart. He was a member of the Eminent Panel advising the Queensland Government on a path to treaty.


This event is presented by the NT Press Club in partnership with NT Writers Festival and Library & Archives NT.