13 Jul 2023

RMCG statement on the Voice to Parliament referendum

On 14 October 2023, Australia will hold a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution through the establishment of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

At RMCG, we are privileged to work with and for Traditional Owners and other First Nations groups to support self-determination and care for Country. We have learned how meaningful engagement with First Nations people – conversations that recognise their knowledge, experiences and deep connections to the land – forms the foundation of better understanding and powerful results for people, agriculture and the environment.

We encourage our colleagues and clients, networks and communities to stay informed and listen with respect to the diverse perspectives of First Nations people in the lead-up to the referendum.

We respect the diversity of opinions in this discussion and the right of each person to determine their own vote.

The RMCG Leadership Team supports the Yes position on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. We celebrate this opportunity to bring First Nations perspectives to decisions about how Australia cares for people and Country, for now and for generations to come.