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Referendum 2023: The Voice Proposal

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.

This pictorial flipbook was produced by Empowered Communities, a national organisation run by First Nations people to Close the Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians across key indicators. The flipbook explains the importance of voting Yes in the referendum to enable recognition of the first Australians in the Constitution. Empowered Communities explain that recognition is foundational to reconciliation.

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

The University of Melbourne, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies has produced an Info Sheet and are convening a series of Conversations to inform public understanding and public debate about the proposed constitutional change.

RMIT FactLab is committed to ensuring the historic Voice referendum is not derailed by false and misleading information.

  • 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.

This 2-page article by Professor Bryan Jenkins, executive member of the Unley Uluru Statement from the Heart Support Group responds to some concerns raised about the proposed Voice to Parliament; and explains how the proposed Voice enshrined in the Constitution will

  • 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.

Members of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and the Indigenous Law Centre, have spent the past few weeks carefully reviewing the substantive claims made in the official “yes” and “no” cases. This article is from The Conversation 30 August. Follow the tab above to read more.

The NewDaily is publishing a series of interviews with Indigenous Australians to find out what they are thinking in the lead up to the referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution. Follow the tab above to read more.

Pat Anderson AO is an Alyawarre woman and the Chairperson of the Lowitja Foundation. Pat Anderson outlines 10 facts about why Australia needs a Voice to Parliament.

Jean-Marc Spiler who produced this resource, is one of tens of thousands of ordinary people involved in this unprecedented grassroots movement. The poster is based on the Uluru Statement from the Heart website, The Journey So Far timeline. Jean-Marc says that reproducing this timeline opened his eyes – but more importantly his heart – a lot, lot wider.

A growing number of businesses, sporting clubs, religious organisations, political parties, as well as politicians and other high profile individuals have made public statements in support of an Australian First Nations Voice to Parliament. 

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