Referendum 2023

Gippsland Anglicans who are eligible to vote will be able to take part in the upcoming Referendum 2023 which asks, "A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?”

These links are being provided to help you prepare for your decision. We urge you to explore a wide range of trusted information sources to help you settle on your position.

Our criteria to include information are:

  • Government website
  • Peak body organisations
  • public-funded sources of journalism
  • articles that are free to access (i.e. does not require a paid subscription to view/read)
  • other Christian organisations for comparison of views.

We have chosen not to include sources from:

  • Social media platforms which may lack journalistic rigour
  • Websites that require a paid subscription where people may not be able to access the article
  • Political parties

If you feel we have missed something, we welcome your suggestions for additional information. Please email Your link will be reviewed by our team and you will receive a response.

Articles below are listed in order of publication date, newest to oldest. Websites are listed alphabetically.

Join in

  • Gippsland Anglicans free webinar - 4th JULY 2023, 7:30-9:00pm Yarning About the Referendum link
  • The Uluru Statement free online short course - ANYTIME A Voice to Parliament link

The Process of a Referendum

  • Australian Electoral Commission website link
  • Constitutional referendums in Australia: a quick guide Parliament of Australia website link
  • Disinformation register - referendum process Australian Electoral Commission website link
  • Referendum FAQs Australian Electoral Commission website link

Websites about this Referendum

  • Australian Government website link
  • ANTAR link
  • Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum Australian Broadcasting Corporation. link
  • National Indigenous Australians Agency link
  • Reconciliation Australia link
  • Constitutional amendment to provide for the Voice is just and legally sound Law Council of Australia. 24 Apr 2023. link

Articles - news and opinion

  • Ten questions about The Voice to Parliament, answered by the experts. The Conversation. By Gabrielle Appleby, Geoffrey Lindell and Hannah McGlade. Published 19 Jun 2023. link
  • Indigenous voice to parliament referendum tracker: how many people support or oppose. The Guardian. By Nick Evershed and Josh Nicholas. Published 15 Jun 2023. link
  • Vote Liberal? Vote ‘no’ for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament Spectator Australia. By Alexander Voltz. Published 10 Jun 2023. link
  • Multicultural groups are pledging their support for the Voice, but some people say they still know ‘zero’ about it. ABC News. By Erin Handley and Joyce Cheng. Published 31 May
  • The ethics of voting “Yes” or “No” to a First Nations Voice to Parliament. ABC News. By Margaret Somerville. Published 2 May 2023, updated 22 May 2023. link
  • The Voice: what is it, where did it come from, and what can it achieve? The Conversation. By Gabrielle Appleby and Eddie Synot. Published: March 29, 2023 link
  • What is the Indigenous Voice to Parliament? Here’s how it would work and who’s for and against it. ABC News. By Angelica Silva. Published Mon 15 May 2023, updated Tue 16 May 2023 link
  • Why can’t we just establish the Voice to Parliament through legislation? A constitutional law expert explains The Conversation. Paul Kildea. Published 18 Apr 2023. link
  • "They should have had a solid No or a solid Yes" - Warren Mundine weighs in on Voice debate National Indigenous Times. By Callan Morse. Published 7 Apr 2023. link
  • No, the Voice isn’t a ‘radical’ change to our Constitution. The Conversation. By Scott Stephenson. Published 23 Feb 2023. link
  • Where No meets Yes Inside Story. By Tim Rowse. Published 14 Feb 2023. link
  • Voice to parliament no campaign to push for recognition of migrants as well as Indigenous people The Guardian. By Paul Karp. Published 29 Jan 2023. link
  • Former deputy prime minister John Anderson joins group spearheading “no” campaign on the Voice The Conversation. By Mark Jesser. Published 30 Jan 2023. link
  • Don’t paint Indigenous opponents of the Voice as race-baiters The Centre For Independent Studies. By Nyunggai Warren Mundine. Published 9 Dec 2022. link

From Gippsland

  • The Voice and your vote. Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser. By Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group. Published 5 May 2023 link
  • Gippsland MP Darren Chester to vote against Indigenous Voice to Parliament ABC Gippsland. Interview by Mim Hook. Broadcast 19 Apr 2023. link
  • Liberal MP Russell Broadbent supports Indigenous Voice to Parliament ABC Gippsland. interview by Mim Hook. Broadcast 19 April 2023. link
  • Gippsland elders weigh in on Voice to Parliament, call for diversity of views. ABC Gippsland news. By Rachael Lucas. Published Sunday 26 Feb 2023 link
  • Assembly member Kaylene Williamson talks Indigenous voice The Gippsland Times and Maffra Spectator. By Stefan Bradley. Published 1 Sep 2022. link


  • Voices On The Voice [video] The University of Sydney. A public conversation on Voice to Parliament with lawyer and land rights activist Noel Pearson. Hosted by Professor Jennifer Barrett, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Indigenous (Academic) at the University of Sydney. Published 22 May 2023. link
  • Explained: What is the Indigenous Voice to parliament and what would a referendum entail? [video]. 9 News. By Adam Vidler, Nick Pearson and Daniel Jeffrey. Published 19 Apr 2023 5:39pm. link

Other Christian resources

  • Anglican Church of Australia Resources for use by Anglican Parishes, Schools and Organisations link
  • Anglican Board of Mission Anglican Church engagement with the proposed referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice link
  • tearfund Be a voice for generations link
  • Common Grace Voice Submission link
  • General Synod General Synod Standing Committee resolutions link