2023 Voice Referendum resources: a quick guide

31 January 2024

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James Haughton
Social Policy

This Quick Guide provides links to Parliamentary Library publications and other resources relating to the unsuccessful Constitution Alteration (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice) referendum, which occurred on 14 October 2023.

2023 Referendum


Parliamentary information

Government information

Australian Government

Australian Electoral Commission

Parliamentary Library publications

Other resources

Recognition, representation and the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Parliamentary Library publications

Other resources

Referendums (general)

Legislation and government information

Parliamentary Library publications

1967 Referendum

Parliamentary Library publications

  • Matthew Thomas, The 1967 Referendum (May 2017): Flagpost commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum
  • John Gardiner-Garden, The 1967 referendum: history and myths (May 2007): marks the 40th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, covering its history and the various myths and misconceptions that have grown around it

Other resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statistics and Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap reports

Parliamentary Library publications

  • James Haughton, Closing the Gap (Parliamentary Library Briefing Book for the 46th Parliament, 2019): discusses the failure of the first Closing the Gap targets
  • Sally McNicol, Closing the Gap (Parliamentary Library Briefing Book for the 47th Parliament, 2022): discusses the prospects for the new Closing the Gap targets


Other resources

Indigenous-specific expenditure

Parliamentary Library publications

The following articles from recent Parliamentary Library Budget Reviews provide an overview of Indigenous-specific expenditure in Budgets preceding the referendum:


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