Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has recently launched the second stage of the Indigenous Voice co-design process, inviting all Australians to provide their feedback and comments on the proposals. Consultation will run over the next four months, with many ways for people to have their say.

“Over the last 12 months, more than 52 members across three co-design groups have worked through options for what the Indigenous Voice might look like and how it might operate. Together with group members, we are now seeking feedback so they can refine their final recommendations to Government. All Australians are invited to have their say and further shape the proposals.

I want to ensure the voices of all 800,000 Indigenous Australians can be heard. The more people that provide their feedback, the greater chance we have to refine the best possible options and set up structures that enjoy long-term success. The proposals presented to Government for an Indigenous voice will provide a mechanism for Indigenous Australians in communities around the country to have a direct say on matters to improve their lives.

The Indigenous Voice Co-design Process Interim Report and other resources to support people in responding are also available on the website. You can provide feedback and find out more about consultations at https://voice.niaa.gov.au