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.

The Australian Government is working with other levels of government to seek their support for the Local & Regional Voice arrangements. Setting up of the Local & Regional Voice Establishment Group is part of the discussions.

The Establishment Group will play a critical role in progressing Local & Regional Voices and work with all levels of government, with a focus on overarching issues relevant across all jurisdictions and regions.

Professors Langton and Calma were instrumental in leading the Indigenous Voice co-design process as co-chairs of the Senior Advisory Group. Their ongoing leadership will be critical in the implementation of Local & Regional Voices.

The Government committed $31.8 million in the 2022–23 Budget for the first year to commence the implementation of Local & Regional Voices.

You can read more about the Local & Regional Voices in the Indigenous Voice Co-Design Process Final Report.

Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO and Professor Tom Calma AO
Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO and Professor Tom Calma AO