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Activity 4 - Progressing constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians during the current parliamentary term, provided there is consensus and a good chance of a referendum succeeding.

Intended result

Support the process to provide advice to the Government on options for constitutional recognition and a referendum within the current parliamentary term.

Performance

measure

Delivery within the announced timeframe.

Methodology

Assessment against timeframe.

Target

Within the current parliamentary term.

Source

Corporate Plan 2019–20, Page 11.

Performance

result

Partially achieved

Process was supported.

Analysis

In line with the recommendations of the 2018 Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Government supports finalising co-design of a voice ahead of constitutional recognition.

The COvID-19 pandemic resulted in Minister Wyatt providing an updated timeframe for the Indigenous voice co-design process on 12 June 2020. Minister Wyatt noted that the substantial impact of COvID-19 could impact on the timing of reaching a consensus and progressing to a referendum within the current parliamentary term.