Later this year, the Federal Government will hold a referendum to allow all Australians to have their say and vote on whether changes should be made to the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
These changes would mean the establishment of an independent and permanent advisory body that would give advice to the Australian Parliament and Government on matters that affect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
As with all areas of life, people will have differing views and will want different things. It is important that as a community, we approach this referendum with respect and compassion for one another, and it is important that we take the time to learn, ask questions and become informed before we vote.
The information here is aimed to provide some of the key resources that are available to help educate and inform and to provide a summary of some of the key pieces of information that are related to the referendum.