Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced 14 October 2023 as the day Australians will be
asked to vote on the ‘Voice’. At this time, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic
Council (NATSICC) wish to reiterate our stance contained within the 2023 Social Justice Statement
Listen, Learn, Love – A New Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples:
Australians have an opportunity to begin a new chapter this year with the referendum on the Voice to
Parliament. We in NATSICC know there are criticisms, even from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
people, but most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people support the referendum.
Just as the churches strongly supported the 1967 referendum, we hope that Catholics, along with
other people of faith, will support the Yes campaign.