In 2023, Australia will vote on whether to amend our Constitution to recognise our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This is an opportunity for all Australians to come together and contribute to building a stronger, more fairer nation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are asking for practical recognition to help fix their unique challenges related to jobs, housing, health and literacy.
They are simply asking to have a say when politicians are making laws that directly affect them. Experience shows that when grassroots Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can give advice to Governments about decisions that affect them, better decisions are made.
Constitutional recognition in the form of a Voice will mean fewer wasted resources, less party politics and real results.
It’s time we open our nation’s next chapter by voting ‘yes’ at the referendum.