The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum

A Library resource collection

On 14th October Australians will be asked to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the following question:

“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?”

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (2023).

Here at Charles Sturt, we support an Indigenous Voice to Parliament as a crucial first step towards agency for First Nations Australians.

As the day of voting draws closer, there is increased debate around the referendum. Views can vary and it can be hard to discern truth from misinformation.

For staff and students looking for reliable information, the Library has brought together a number of relevant resources into a new collection; The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum. Here you will find a curated list of books and essays, written by both First Nations and non-First Nations authors.

You can delve into current writing on The Voice to Parliament debates, presented in these resources:

The collection also contains resources on:

  • the Uluru Statement from the Heart
  • First Nations’ sovereignty and self-determination
  • policy and political reform
  • history and truth-telling.

Explore these topics, and more, in books such as:

You will find these titles, and many others, in our collection in Primo. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice Collection is one of six collections of First Nations resources currently held in our broader First Nations Knowledges Collection.