Australia's Voice Referendum

User icon Toby Green
4 September 2023
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On 14 October 2023, Australians will have a referendum on whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.


Australian Government · 15 January 2012 English

Current multiparty support has created a historic opportunity to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of Australia, to affirm their full and equal citizenship, and …


Voice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice · 15 July 2021 English

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long called for a greater say on the services, policies and laws that affect their lives to overcome their present level of exclusion …


Parliament of Australia · 15 June 2015 English

For the last 114 years, Australia's founding document, the Constitution, has been silent on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. That our Constitution allows a state to ban a race …


Referendum Council: Referendum Council on changing the Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples · 30 June 2017 English

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long struggled for constitutional recognition in Australia. In 2010 Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard established the Expert Panel on the Recognition of …


Parliament of Australia · 15 November 2018 English

On 19 March 2018, the Parliament agreed that a Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples be appointed to inquire into and report …


Castan Centre for Human Rights Law · 23 April 2023 English

The proposed Voice clause fulfils the goals of the independent work on constitutional recognition that has preceded the introduction of the Constitution Alteration to the Parliament. [...] In particular, it …


Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation · 21 April 2023 English

Submission by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation ANMF Submission to the Joint Select Committee on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum 20 April 2023 Australian Nursing and …


The Australia Institute · 8 July 2023 English

Microsoft Word - Polling - The Voice 0.2 LM check.docx Polling – The Voice July 2023 Key results The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1004 Australians about …


The Australia Institute · 28 August 2023 English

They were also told the Voice would be able to make representations to the Parliament and the Executive Government of the Commonwealth on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait …


Law Council of Australia · 10 May 2023 English

Replacing subsection (ii) with “The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice may make representations to the Parliament and the Ministers of State for the Commonwealth on proposed laws and matters …