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National Cabinet sign Voice Statement of Intent

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The first National Cabinet meeting of the year was held on Friday 3 February 2023. At the meeting, State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers signed a Statement of Intent to working collaboratively to support a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament.

Communique for the Referendum Engagement Group - February 2023

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Today the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Attorney General, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians met with the Referendum Engagement Group for the third time.

Communique for the Referendum Working Group - February 2023

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Today the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Attorney‑General, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians met with the Referendum Working Group at Parliament House in Canberra.

Communique for the Referendum Engagement Group - December 2022

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On Tuesday, 13 December 2022, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Attorney General, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians met with the Referendum Engagement Group (the Group) for the second time.

Communique for the Referendum Working Group - December 2022

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On Monday 12 December 2022, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Attorney-General, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians met with the Referendum Working Group (the Working Group) at Parliament House in Canberra.

Bill introduced to modernise Referendum Act

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On 1 December 2022, the Government introduced the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022 to Parliament – taking the next step towards a referendum for the Voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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

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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

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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.