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Communique for the Referendum Working Group - November 2022

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On Wednesday 16 November 2022, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the Attorney General, and the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians met with the Referendum Working Group (the Working

Communique for the Referendum Working Group - October 2022

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On Friday 28 October 2022, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the Attorney General met with the Referendum Working Group (the Group).

First meetings of Referendum Groups held

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The first meetings of the Referendum Working Group and the Referendum Engagement Group were held in Canberra today. The groups are working with Government on the next steps to a referendum to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Constitution.

Communique for the Referendum Engagement Group - September 2022

Communique
On Thursday, 29 September 2022, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the Attorney General, and the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians met with the Referendum Engagement Group (the Gro

Communique for the Referendum Working Group - September 2022

Communique
On Thursday, 29 September 2022, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the Attorney General, and the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians met with the Referendum Working Group (the Group)

Minister Burney announces First Nations referendum advisory groups

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Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Linda Burney MP, outlined the next steps on the road to the referendum in a recent speech,  announcing the establishment of two groups to advise Government through the process.

Indigenous Affairs Ministers meeting - backing a First Nations Voice to Parliament

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The Ministers responsible for Indigenous Affairs from all States and Territories and the Commonwealth met in August to discuss the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and other key priorities. 

Prime Minister proposes draft referendum question and constitutional amendments

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In his address to the Garma Festival on 30 July 2022, the Prime Minister, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, proposed a referendum question and constitutional amendments, as the next step in the discussion about constitutional change. 

Australian Government commits to the Uluru Statement

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In his election night speech, the Prime Minister, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, confirmed the Government’s commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full.

Local & Regional Voice Establishment Group Co-chairs appointed

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Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO and Professor Tom Calma AO have been appointed as co-chairs of the Local & Regional Voice Establishment Group.

Indigenous Voice Final Report now available

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The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has today released the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process Final Report to the Australian Government and announced the next steps to establish Local & Regional Voices.

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More than 9000 Australians participated in the discussions on proposals for an Indigenous Voice over the last four months.