Questions and answers about the proposed First Nations Voice to Parliament

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Questions and answers about the proposed First Nations Voice to Parliament

Excerpts from the debate

To help Australians navigate the arguments and viewpoints about the proposed Voice to Parliament we have assembled a representative selection of summaries and brief excerpts from the many articles comprising the debate. These provide more context and detail to the answers provided in the “Question and Responses” section of this work.

The excerpts can be accessed from links at the end of each response in the “Questions and Responses” section of this work or by using the following links:

What are the arguments for voting Yes? 

What are the arguments for voting No?

How would the Voice work?

What is the significance of calls for more detail?

What is the history of calls for a Voice?

What is the history of Indigenous (non-) recognition?

What are the key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives?

Why is the Uluru Statement from the Heart important?

Are there global precedents for a Voice?

Could the Voice undermine the power of parliament?

Could the Voice undermine Indigenous sovereignty?

Will the Voice lead to legal challenges?

What is Makarrata?

Why is Truth-Telling important?

What are some of the challenges to a free and open discussion about the issues?

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