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

6.    Directory of statements by organisations about the voice 

Directory of statements by organisations about the voice available at time of publication.

Organisations that have made statements supporting a referendum Yes vote:

ACF Australian Conservation Foundation

https://www.acf.org.au/acf-statement-on-the-voice#:~:text=We%20are%20a%20nation%20that,the%20things%20that%20affect%20them.

ACTU Australian Council of Trade Unions

https://www.actu.org.au/actu-media/media-releases/2022/actu-commits-to-support-yes-campaign-on-first-nations-voice

AFL Australian Football League

https://www.afl.com.au/news/927756/afl-commission-announces-support-for-a-voice-to-parliament.

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)

https://asrc.org.au/2023/03/22/asrc-support-the-yes-campaign-for-voice-to-parliament/

Australian National University

https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/from-the-vice-chancellor-%E2%80%93-voice-to-parliament

Australians Together

https://australianstogether.org.au/other-resources/voice-of-parliament/

Bank Australia

https://bankaust.com.au/blog/voice-to-parliament

Beyond Blue

beyond-blue-statement-on-a-voice-to-parliament.pdf (beyondblue.org.au)

BHP

https://www.bhp.com/news/articles/2019/08/bhp-supports-the-uluru-statement-from-the-heart

Business Council of Australia

https://www.bca.com.au/indigenous_constitutional_recognition_is_overdue

Catholic Church

https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/invitation-to-live-together/

Centre for Policy Development

cpd.org.au

Cricket Australia

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/8205011/cricket-australia-backs-yes-vote-for-voice-referendum/

Deadly Story

https://deadlystory.com/page/culture/articles/A_Voice_to_Parliament

Edith Cowan University

https://intranet.ecu.edu.au/student/news/overview/2023/05/a-message-from-the-vice-chancellor-the-voice-to-parliament

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria

https://eccv.org.au/position-statement-voice-referendum/

Football Federation Australia

https://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news/football-australia-adds-support-uluru-statement-heart

Greens (political party)

https://greens.org.au/news/media-release/greens-back-voice

Human Rights Commission

Support for Uluru Statement from the Heart | Australian Human Rights Commission

Imams Council of Australia

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/standing-for-justice-why-these-australian-muslims-back-the-voice-to-parliament/83wiw1vng

Indigenous Desert Alliance

https://www.indigenousdesertalliance.com/voice-to-parliament

Institute of Community Directors

https://communitydirectors.com.au/articles/community-sector-leaders-create-a-coalition-for-yes-vote-on-voice

Maritime Union of Australia

http://www.mua.org.au/news/come-walk-us

NRL National Rugby League

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/the-nrl-has-become-the-first-football-code-to-publicly-support-the-voice/7pg0n9eg3

NTEU (National Tertiary Education Union)

https://nteu.informz.net/nteu/data/images/Voice%20to%20Parliament%20-%20NTEU%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

Praxis Australia

PRAXIS Australia’s support of the Voice – PRAXIS Australia

Religions for Peace (combined faiths organisation)

https://religionsforpeaceaustralia.org.au/?p=16498

RioTinto

https://www.riotinto.com/en/news/releases/2019/bhp-rio-tinto-endorse-uluru-statement

Settlement Services International (SSI)

https://www.ssi.org.au/news/ssi-news-blog/2933-from-the-ceo-why-cald-communities-and-organisations-must-support-an-indigenous-voice-to-parliament

Sydney University Law School

https://www.unimelb.edu.au/newsroom/news/2023/march/statement-of-support-for-an-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-voice-to-parliament

Socialist Alliance

Voice to Parliament has to be more than a token gesture | Socialist Alliance (socialist-alliance.org)

Trust for Nature

https://trustfornature.org.au/news/trust-for-nature-supports-yes-vote-in-voice-referendum

Uniting Church of Australia

https://uniting.church/voice/

University of Melbourne

https://www.unimelb.edu.au/newsroom/news/2023/march/statement-of-support-for-an-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-voice-to-parliament

Victorian Women’s Trust

https://www.vwt.org.au/watch-together-yes-how-we-can-work-together-to-enshrine-a-first-nations-voice-in-our-national-constitution/

Organisations that have made statements supporting a referendum ‘no’ vote

The Liberal Party of Australia

Labor’s Voice | Liberal Party of Australia

The Nationals (political party)

The Nationals oppose a Voice to Parliament – The Nationals.

One Nation (Political Party)

One Nation to lead NO case on voice – Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

For key endorsements of the ‘no’ campaign see Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorsements_in_the_2023_Australian_Indigenous_Voice_referendum

  1. Organisations that are undecided at time of publication:

National Farmers Federation

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/

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