Uluru Statement from the Heart
Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations Voice: the referendum question
This paper considers the legal and constitutional requirements for setting the referendum question on whether to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution through an enshrined First Nations voice.
Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations voice: finalisation of the voice design
This issues paper considers the question of how and when to finalise the design of the model of a First Nations voice to the Australian Parliament.
Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations Voice: the constitutional amendment
This paper address issues that must be resolved prior to settling the constitutional amendment to be put to voters at a referendum on whether to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution through an enshrined First Nations voice.
Labor's commitment to First Nations peoples
This publication outlines the ALP's policy priorities for Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous voice co-design process: final report to the Australian Government
This report proposes a strong, resilient and flexible system in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our communities will be part of genuine shared decision-making with governments at the local and regional level and have our voices heard by the Australian Parliament and...
Indigenous Voice co-design process: an expert analysis of the NIAA public consultations
This report outlines expert analysis of the NIAA public consultations that were undertaken as part of the 2020-2021 Co-design Process for a national and regional/local Indigenous Voice.
An Indigenous ‘Voice’ must be enshrined in our Constitution. Here’s why
Concerns have emerged that the Uluru Statement’s call for constitutional enshrinement – or protection – of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, is going unheeded.
2021 State of reconciliation in Australia report
This report assesses the current status of reconciliation and outlines some practical actions that need to be taken in order to continue to progress the reconciliation process.
Indigenous voice: discussion paper
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 co-design groups are keen to explore further prior to the development of final...
Support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament: evidence from opinion research since 2017
This paper examines twelve pieces of opinion research since June 2017 to explore support for a First Nations Voice to Parliament among the Australian public. Specifically, it investigates levels of support, opposition and neutrality over time, by party affiliation, and among the six Australian states.
Indigenous Voice co-design process: interim report to the Australian government
This interim report draws together proposed models for a National Indigenous Voice, and a proposed framework to enhance local and regional decision making and regional governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Lidia Thorpe wants to shift course on Indigenous recognition. Here’s why we must respect the Uluru Statement
This article highlights why an established First Nations Voice to Parliament would be a practical way forward to guide further treaty-making processes.
Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress
The proposed constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament was rejected; treaty remains a dream, and the Australian people appear generally indifferent to historical introspection.
Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must involve structural change, not mere symbolism
Megan Davis writes that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do not seek symbolism, and certainly not in the constitution, which distributes power across the federation. They seek change that can make a concrete difference to their lives.
Garma 2019 report
The 2019 Garma Festival, hosted by the Youth Yindi foundation, had nearly 40 companies and government agencies in attendance, with more than 450 participants, making 2019 the biggest attendance rate to date. This report outlines some of the festival's highlights.
Proposed Indigenous ‘voice’ will be to government rather than to parliament
The 'voice to government' is to be legislated and separate from the question of symbolic constitutional recognition. This type of reform was resoundingly rejected by the Uluru statement.
Ken Wyatt’s proposed ‘voice to government’ marks another failure to hear Indigenous voices
Ken Wyatt, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, has announced a co-design process for Indigenous people to have a “voice to government". Wyatt has, without consultation, appointed professors Tom Calma and Marcia Langton to a senior advisory group, going against the government’s own “co-design” intention.
Response to survey Closing the Gap agreement
The Royal Australian Colege of General Practitioners (RACGP) is using this opportunity to reinforce its earlier position on the direction of the Closing the Gap Strategy, and to voice their support for continued leadership from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations.
Indigenous policy must be in Indigenous hands
Only learning from past mistakes will improve policies for Indigenous people, Justin McCaul writes.
Final report of the Referendum Council
The consensus view of the Referendum Council is that the recommendations in this report for constitutional and extra-constitutional recognition are modest, reasonable, unifying and capable of attracting the necessary support of the Australian people.
Uluru Statement: a quick guide
This guide provides an overview of the recent ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart.’
Uluru statement from the heart
This statement, following the Uluru constitutional convention, calls for establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution and establishment of a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations people.