Details for the proposal for an Indigenous Voice have been developed through the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process. These are the key features of the proposal.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are rich in knowledge, passing stories from generation to generation. They hold a unique place in our nation’s story.

The next step in this story is to make sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have more of a say on the laws, policies and services that impact their lives.

An Indigenous Voice could provide a mechanism for Indigenous Australians in communities around the country to have a say on how to improve their lives.

This would result in real changes on the ground and create a shared responsibility where Indigenous Australians can work in partnership with governments.

An Indigenous Voice could:

provide advice and input on decisions, laws, policies, programs and services that are important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

be made up of two parts – Local and Regional Voices and a National Voice.

Local and Regional Voices and the National Voice could work together to share information, consult and provide advice.

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Local and Regional Voice proposal

Would be a community designed and led governance structure at a regional level.

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National Voice Proposal

Would be a national body made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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NATIONAL VOICE DISABILITY ADVISORY GROUP

In 2015, nearly one in four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were living with a disability for at least six months. Of these people, nearly a third were living with severe or profound disability at the time.

Because of this, the proposed National Voice would have a permanent Disability Advisory Group made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with lived experience of disability.

This group would give advice to the National Voice on how laws and policies impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability.

The Disability Advisory Group would also bring issues to the attention of the National Voice.

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Indigenous Voice to Parliament
Community Webinar

Hosted by Damian Griffis
First Nations People with Disability and their families are invited to come along to a Webinar to hear about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament and what it means for First Nations People with Disability.

This Webinar was held on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

A video, audio file and transcript of this Webinar will be available here shortly.

Indigenous Voice to Parliament
Disability Sector Briefing

Hosted by Damian Griffis
You are invited to attend a briefing for the disability sector on the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament and what it means for First Nations people with disability.

This briefing will be held via Webinar
Friday 21 May
1:00 to 3:00pm

Please register to attend

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Find out more about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament

voice.niaa.gov.au

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