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Referendum 2023

Read about the outcomes from the referendum:

  • Overall results Nationally, South Australia, Electorate of Adelaide and City of Unley based on Australian Electoral Commission data.
  • Outcomes from each polling booth in the City of Unley based on AEC data.
  • Reflections on the potential impact of the activities of the Unley Uluru Support Group in the lead up to the election.
  • Results from each Electorate in South Australia
  • An open letter to the Prime Minister and every Member of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Commonwealth Parliament. The letter summarises collective insights and views of a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, community members and organisations who supported Yes.
  • A detailed Analysis of the Referendum Results by The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, published on 28 November 2023.
  • Summary of voting patterns from polling booths where First Nations people numbered more than 50% of the local population.
  • Video of Marcia Langton’s key note address in the Make History Speaker Series: Voice Treaty, Truth: What’s Next?, delivered on 29 November 2023 at the Kaurna Learning Centre

A succinct summary, developed by the Australian Government that explains the referendum, the question and proposed constitutional amendment; what the Voice is and what it would do; and what will happen if the referendum passes.

Four easy-to-read Fact Sheets, developed by the Australian Government, to explain the Voice.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice – a brief summary
  • How will an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice work?
  • Referendum question and constitutional amendment
  • Design Principles of the Voice

RMIT FactLab tried to ensuring the historic Voice referendum was not derailed by false and misleading information. In hindsight, it is worth revisiting the FactLab to ensure that any future dialogues are based on truths.

  • The Voice and the High Court challenge: analysis of a misrepresented legal debate Read more
  • 7 common confusions about Voice to Parliament and racial equity in Australia, explained Read more

Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust delivered the ‘Women for Yes” Address on Sunday 13 August 2023. Mary presents succinct responses to concerns expressed by ‘No’ campaigners.

  • contribute to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of indigenous Peoples, endorsed by Australia on 3rd April 2009,
  • support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and
  • enhance democracy in Australia.

This resource was produced by Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide to assist with understanding language and terms relating to the planned referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in 2023.