Media Release: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Constitution - Referendum Issue
Over the course of the past few months, the Council of the Law Society has been considering issues related to the upcoming referendum including the policy position that the Law Society should adopt, if any, in relation to the proposal to enshrine the Voice in the Australian Constitution.
At its most recent meeting on Thursday 29 June 2023, Council finalised its position on this issue and resolved:
That the Society publicly support the proposal to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Australian Constitution to be put to the Australian people by way of referendum later this year.
Council members acknowledged that there would be a diversity of views on this issue both within the Society’s membership and the wider community but were of the view that it was incumbent upon them as the Society’s elected representative decision making body to resolve a position.
I believe this was the appropriate approach for the Council to adopt.
Please see attached LSNT Media Release on this issue here.