Aboriginal Land Councils and First Nations community representatives from across Australia are urging for a referendum in the first term of the new parliament.
Despite COVID-19 dominating the headlines in 2021, the Black Lives Matter movement, Voice to Parliament and Disney being sued, have been at the forefront of legal news.
A new report by UNSW Indigenous Law Centre shows overwhelming support for a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
Ninety per cent of public submissions to the Indigenous Voice Co-Design Process support a referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament, a UNSW Indigenous Law Centre report finds.
On the fourth anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, advocates say if the Commonwealth “legislates an Indigenous Voice, our lives will not improve”.
As a 'Voice' that would allow Indigenous Australians to have a say in parliamentary and government decisions that affect them takes shape, it is vital it be enshrined in our Constitution.
There is a quiet process underway, aimed at achieving the recognition of the First Nations that has so far eluded Australia.
The 'voice to government' is to be legislated and separate from the question of symbolic constitutional recognition. This type of reform was resoundingly rejected by the Uluru statement.