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. 

The Ministers agreed to continue to back the Australian Government’s work towards an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to the Australian Parliament enshrined in the constitution, as outlined in the Uluru Statement. 

The Ministers discussed some of the practical steps for implementing voice arrangements, including at a regional level, that would enable First Nations people to work in partnership with all levels of government to improve policies, programs and service delivery in their regions.

This work will build on and align with existing and emerging arrangements currently supported by states, territories and the Commonwealth.

Read the full Statement from the meeting.