It’s a yes. Martu directors of the Jamukurnu-Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation officially back the yes vote on a Voice to Parliament and constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. JYAC chair Simon Franks said he hoped the decision would inspire others to vote yes in the referendum as well. “We’ve discussed the issues and listened to other Indigenous people,” Mr Franks said. “Having a Voice to Parliament will make sure Indigenous people get a say about government policies and funding that directly affects us, our families and our communities. “We are asking all Australians to support a yes vote. “We want people from the Western Desert and all Indigenous people in remote parts of Australia, to be able to have a say about government policies that affect us. “There should be no decisions being made about us, without us being involved.” JYAC is the trustee for Martu native title rights, which lie in East Pilbara. Yes23 campaign director Dean Parkin said the decision was great and that it was important for Indigenous organisations to take the same step. “The support of Martu directors is a good example of how Indigenous organisations across Australia, with their feet on the ground, are stepping forward to say Yes to a Voice to Parliament,” Mr Parkin said. “We see this as a demonstration of the conversations now going on in local communities across the country — where it belongs.” Yes23 is an organisation that brings together grassroot groups that are campaigning for a yes vote for a Voice to Parliament and constitutional recognition.