What will happen if the Voice is not passed? Is it status quo?

If the referendum fails, the Constitution will not be changed and Australia will not have achieved the goal of constitutional recognition, which has been sought for so long. It is impossible to predict exactly what would happen, but ‘status quo’ is unlikely, in either political or policy terms.

There would definitely be a study of why people didn't vote yes and/or how many people didn't vote yes. Also, If the vote is no, it will have serious effects on whether and how the Australian Constitution can be changed for other reasons, which also calls for serious thought.

Professor Cheryl Saunders