Conversations about the Voice

Conversations About The Voice is a new series of free public events that aims to explore and explain the proposal to amend the Australian Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia. Its goal is to help you discuss and understand the constitutional and legal parts of the proposed reform. Each event will focus on a key part of the proposal and feature prominent experts and various points of view.

Conversations About The Voice is hosted by the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies and convened by Timothy Goodwin (List A Barristers), Laureate Emeritus Professor Cheryl Saunders AO (Melbourne), and Professor Jason Varuhas (Director, CCCS).

Join us for our next conversation about the Voice, the Courts and Rule of Law

If you've been following the recent news coverage and public conversation about the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament, it's clear that people are interested about the role courts will play if the referendum passes and a Voice is established.

The third conversation in the series will aim to explore and clarify questions about how the courts might interact with the Voice and its representations to Parliament and government, the broad context in which the courts operate, and the potential for lawsuits.

Monday 5 June 2023 6.00–7.30pm (AEST) | Ground Floor (G08) Lecture Theatre, Melbourne Law School and online

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More information

  • InfoSheet prepared by Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies. It sets out the terms of the proposed change, what it means, and what the process is likely to be over the referendum year.