On 14 October 2023, the Australian people voted no in a referendum to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament and Government in the Constitution.
Watch new videos in our VOICEfacts series, your go-to source for understanding the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Hosted by Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders, these short explainer videos offer clear, accessible and evidence-based information to help all Australians make an informed decision.
The Deep End Podcast
Hosted by Professor Marcia Langton and Professor Aaron Corn, The Deep End is a new podcast devoted to reasoned discussions and informed public debate with a range of engaging intellectuals and thought leaders.
The episodes feature conversations about Indigenous matters and the Voice.
The role and value of a constitutionally enshrined Voice
On Wednesday 20 September, the Law Council of Australia hosted a panel discussion with Professor Megan Davis, the Hon Kenneth Hayne AC KC, Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, and Mr Greg McIntyre SC, moderated by Law Council President, Mr Luke Murphy, on the origins, purpose, and constitutional implications of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
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Latest expert opinions
Discover what our University of Melbourne experts have to say about the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
The 3 big lies of the no campaign
As Australians vote in the referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, Professor Marcia Langton AO says the no campaign has used misinformation and lies to confuse a very simple question | By Professor Marcia Langton AO
A philosophy of recognition
An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice enshrined in the Constitution is an invitation to stand with the oldest living culture in the world. It’s not a big ask, but it is a big gesture | By Associate Professor Shawana Andrews
The way of the ancestors and how it can help us hear the Voice
This short, elegant book by Marcia Langton and Aaron Corn, may well be one of the most important ever published in Australia. Its timing could not be better, but that was not by design | By Emeritus Redmond Barry Professor Janet McCalman AC
I've seen the value of the Voice in action
Tiwi Islanders proudly pursue their own social, health, economic and cultural wellbeing. Working with them has shown me the value of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament | By Professor Peter Vesk
University of Melbourne Statements of Support
Council and Executive
On 7 March 2023, the University of Melbourne Council and Executive affirmed their support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the ‘yes’ position in the referendum.
On 12 May 2023, the University of Melbourne Academic Board passed a resolution to support the current government proposal for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
On 23 September 2023, the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity issued a statement in support of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity
On 3 October 2023, the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity affirmed their support for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.