‘Voice. Treaty. Truth’ are words you’ll be seeing and hearing more of in the coming months and are three important conversations this country must engage in.It has been confirmed as a nation will be asked to vote in a referendum about ‘Voice’ on Sat 14th October.
In a referendum, everyone over the age of 18 and enrolled to vote will be asked to go to the polling booths. We will be asked a question, and we will need to vote either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
When it comes to the Voice referendum, the question being asked is:
“A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
Do you approve this proposed alteration?”
Essentially we’ll be asked whether we support changing the constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the establishment of a voice to inform government and parliamentary decisions.
As always, we encourage you to educate yourself and wear your values.
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There are a lot of great resources around to learn more about Voice, Treaty and Truth.
These below resources are a great place to start, but it is not an exhaustive list.
Voice Principles | The Voice for neutral information on the referendum.
Australian Government - Your Official Yes|No pamphlet - The documents are not fact-checked, and are published exactly as they were submitted to the AEC.
If you have a great resource to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to check it out.
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