REFERENDUM DAY IS SATURDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2023.
Australians have a long history of overcoming our differences to reach the right decision for the future of our country. Supporting Yes at the upcoming Referendum is such a decision.
On Saturday, 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to approve an alteration to the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
IF YOU ARE UNDECIDED, THERE'S A GOOD REASON TO SUPPORT YES.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including in our community, are asking us to support YES in the referendum to help make practical changes in their lives and create better opportunities for their children. That's a request we can all say yes to at the referendum. It will make all the difference.
It’s time to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Constitution. It's that simple.
The push for constitutional recognition of First Nations peoples has been ongoing for many decades. In 2017, this movement gained significant momentum with the release of the Uluru Statement From The Heart. This statement extends an invitation to all Australians to collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in building a better future by establishing a First Nations Voice to Parliament that is protected by the Constitution, as well as establishing a Makarrata Commission that will facilitate treaty-making and truth-telling.