Later this year, Australians will be voting at a referendum.
Australians will be asked to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Constitution by creating an advisory body called the Voice.
The Voice will allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples a say on the matters that affect their lives and communities. It won’t change any of our existing parliamentary arrangements.
The Referendum is about:
- Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our Constitution
- Listening to advice from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about matters that affect their lives, so governments make better decisions.
- Making practical progress so that we close the gap in Indigenous health, education, employment and housing, so people have a better life.
This is a decision for Australians and I know that many people have questions about the referendum.
These short videos are about answering the questions you might have.
What will the voice do for indigenous australians?
What is the Referendum about?
How come we aren’t voting on the detail about the Voice?
Who will be on the Voice?
How will the Voice help with government decisions?
What issues will the Voice focus on?
Isn't the Referendum a risk?
Why not a Chinese, Indian or Italian Voice instead?
How will the Voice help politicans in Canberra make decisions?
How will the voice work in the constitution
How do I get my questions answered about the Referendum?
Will there be early voting with the Referendum?
How do you fill in a Referendum ballot paper?
How will the Voice work?
How will the Voice help close the gap?
Why do we need to change the Constitution?
Will the Voice have too much power?
Can we have constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians without the Voice?
Why should the Voice be in the Constitution?
What does it mean that the Voice will consult with the executive government?
What decisions will the Voice make?
Is the Voice an alternative to the Parliament?
Will the Voice be able to change Australia Day?
Why i am voting ‘yes’
I believe the Voice can help improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The Voice is a small change to the Constitution that can make a big difference to Indigenous health, education, employment and housing.
I know from experience that when government listens to people affected by its decisions, it makes better decisions, gets better results, and ensures better value for money.
Voting YES is about recognition, listening and getting better results.