As the referendum nears, the Yes campaign in Hedland has ramped up its efforts with Senator Sue Lines visiting to take part in the Julyardi Aboriginal Corporation’s Voice information sessions. Senator Line’s recent visit to Hedland marked one stop on her trip around WA where she is campaigning for a Yes vote for an Indigenous Voice to parliament. The Julyardi Aboriginal Corporation hosted the information sessions on Tuesday at the South Hedland Town Square and Gateway Village. Ms Line’s said from her interactions she believed many people in Port Hedland were seeking a change in the constitution. “I was privileged to hear many personal stories from members of the community, who have walked in two worlds their whole lives, who have faced injustice at every turn, and who have been pushed off their own traditional land,” she said. “That’s what this referendum is about. It’s time for us to do better, to be better. The time is now, and that is the sentiment that was echoed by community members that I spoke to. “ During her campaigning, Senator Lines has visited Esperance, Albany Narrogin, Katanning, Northam, and Geraldton. She said she enjoyed listening to the stories from the region’s First Nations communities. “Although there is a lot of misinformation around generally, I welcomed the chance to talk about the facts,” Senator Lines said. “I was also really privileged to listen to stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who attended, which demonstrated the very long road that our First Nations people have walked toward proper recognition.” The referendum vote will be held on October 14.