Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice
Please note: All Australian citizens aged 18 and over must vote in a referendum.
In late 2023, Australians will have their say in a Referendum about whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
The Voice would be an independent and permanent advisory body. It would give advice to the Australian Parliament and Government on matters that affect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
At the AlburyCity Council Meeting on Monday, 27 June 2022, the following was unanimously resolved:
- Receives and notes the submissions received during the Public Exhibition of the draft AlburyCity Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan June 2022 - June 2024; and
- Adopts the draft AlburyCity Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan June 2022 - June 2024 and endorses that the document be submitted to Reconciliation Australia seeking their final endorsement.
- In accordance with Action 15, within the Respect pillar of the AlburyCity Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, AlburyCity calls on the Australian Government to continue to demonstrate strong leadership, in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, by endorsing the Uluru Statement from the Heart, establishing a process for truth telling, negotiating a treaty and reforming our constitution to enshrine a voice to parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has developed a range of referendum education resources on the process for the referendum for organisations to deliver and share with their communities and networks.
These resources are available for download from the Referendum resources page on the AEC website.
View the your official AEC Referendum Booklet's: