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Have your say now on the proposals for an 'Indigenous Voice'

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Find out how to have your say on the proposals for an ‘Indigenous Voice’ in Federal Parliament and at local levels and help provide a way for our First Nations peoples to provide advice and input on matters that are important to improving their lives

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Have your say now on the proposals for an Indigenous Voice.

The proposals for an Indigenous Voice would provide a way for Indigenous Australians to provide advice and input on matters that are important to improving their lives.

It could be made up of two parts:

Find out more about the proposals and have your say online, where you can also take a survey or make a submission.

Read public submissions to the co-design process.

Background and ways to get involved

Over the past year, three Indigenous Voice Co-design groups, made up of 52 members, have been working together co-designing options for an Indigenous Voice.

Members developed proposals for an Indigenous Voice that has two complementary parts, a National Voice and Local and Regional Voices. They looked at how an Indigenous Voice to the Australian Parliament and Government might work, and how local voices can be heard and participate in decision making in partnership with governments.

Their ideas for the National Voice and Local and Regional Voices are detailed in the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process Interim Report, a discussion paper and a conversation guide.

The Co-design Groups now need individuals, communities and organisations to reflect on, and provide feedback about, how they think the proposals will work for them.

You can stay up to date and also share your feedback by:

Find out more about the proposals and have your say online. Where you can also take a survey or make a submission

Read public submissions to the co-design process.

Join the conversation using #IndigenousVoice and stay connected on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

From the Heart

Make a submission by 31 March 2021.

The Government is running a co-design process to decide what a voice to Parliament will look like.

Your help is needed right now!

To make a submission go to the From the Heart website.

Your submission will show that a voice enshrined in the constitution is:

From the Heart is guided by the Uluru Statement from the Heart which calls for a Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution. This Co-Design Process is a significant opportunity to press the case for an enshrined Voice – we must act now!

All who are inspired by the Uluru Statement are called to make a submission in support of our key positions below.

Submissions must be made by 31 March 2021.

Key submission points:

Your submission will be most effective if you support the three key positions.

Please:

Your submission does not have to be a long-winded document – it can be as short as three sentences. The most important thing is that your voice is heard!

Read more about The Uluru Statement.

First published on the National Council of Churches in Australia website on 19 February 2021.

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