The recent announcement from the Australia Government for a national referendum has First Nations people talking. Taking place between October and December 2023, the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum is about constitutional change. The voices of First Nations people in Australia come from approximately 500 sovereign countries within the continent (AIATSIS, 2022), with the complexity of numerous opinions, viewpoints and perspectives.
Historically out of 19 referendums held in Australia, it is only the second to address the better representation of First Nations people. As Australia gears for its 20th referendum, a survey of 50 First Nations artists/creatives across media provided thoughts around the support for and the necessity, meaning and impact of the voice from their creative perspectives.