On 30 October 2019, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, announced the start of the Indigenous Voice co-design process. Stage one of the co-design process saw three Indigenous Voice co-design groups, comprising 52 members from around the country, work together to develop the detail of what an Indigenous Voice could look like and how it could work. The proposals were presented to the Australian Government in the Indigenous Voice Co-design interim report in late-October 2020.
This discussion paper explains the proposals for the Indigenous Voice at the local and regional and national levels, and provides links to further information. It also provides guiding questions on issues that Indigenous Voice co-design groups are keen to explore further prior to the development of final recommendations.