Council resolves to support Voice to Parliament

At the 10 July 2023 Ordinary Council meeting, Kyogle Council resolved to support a Voice to Parliament.

Through the Uluru Statement First Nations People have called on all Australians to support a First Nations Voice to Parliament by voting Yes in the upcoming referendum.

Kyogle Council accepts the invitation of First Nations People to establish a Voice to parliament enshrined in the constitution, by supporting a YES vote in the upcoming referendum.

The Australian Government advises:

In late 2023, Australians will have their say in a referendum about whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

The Voice would be an independent and permanent advisory body. It would give advice to the Australian Parliament and Government on matters that affect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have called for members of the Voice to be chosen by First Nations peoples based on the wishes of local communities.

Further information on the referendum, including the proposed referendum question and constitutional amendment, can be found here

Further information on the Uluru Statement can be found here

Information from the YES campaign can be found here