Today the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP has provided an updated timeframe for the Indigenous voice co-design process.
The revised timing follows advice from the Senior Advisory Group Co-Chairs, Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO and Professor Tom Calma AO, as a result of impacts of COVID-19 on the process.
Phase one of the co-design process is well underway with co-design groups developing options for a national Indigenous voice and local and regional voices.
Once options for an Indigenous voice are developed, the co-design groups will provide recommendations to the Australian Government.
The government will decide which models and options will go forward to the community for feedback. Options will be provided to the government by November 2020.
Then, phase two community consultation will begin and you’ll be able to have your say. This will take place with Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians across Australia. This is expected to occur into early 2021.
Indigenous voice options will be refined based on the feedback and the refined options will go back to government for consideration.
We will need your feedback on what will work best when community consultation starts. Find out how to get involved.