Referendum Working Group

Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Referendum Working Group is co-chaired by the Hon Linda Burney MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians and Senator Patrick Dodson, Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and includes a broad cross-section of representatives from First Nations communities across Australia. The Referendum Working Group will provide advice to Government on successfully implementing a referendum within this term of Parliament on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution including timing to conduct a successful referendum, refining the proposed constitutional amendment and question, and the information on the Voice necessary for a successful referendum.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    21

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Member Ms. Sally Scales 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Napau Pedro Stephen AM 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Patricia Anderson AO 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Marcus Stewart 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Dale Agius 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Pat Turner AM 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Geraldine Atkinson 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Prof. Tom Calma AO 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Prof. Peter Yu AM 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Prof. Megan Davis 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM 29 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Rodney Dillon 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Sean Gordon 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. Jackie Huggins AM FAHA 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Prof. Marcia Langton AO 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Thomas Mayor 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Tony McAvoy 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Ms. June Oscar AO 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Dean Parkin 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Noel Pearson 9 September 2022 Determined by the appointer
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