Who will be the members of the Voice?
Members of the Voice would be First Nations people elected by First Nations communities, and from regional Voices or representative bodies, if they exist. It would be important for the proposed national Voice to be made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people chosen by their communities to speak for them at the national level.
There may be times when it could be useful for the Voice group and the Australian Government to work together and choose extra people to join the Voice if it was felt that additional members with specific skills or knowledge would be useful.
Several possible models for the makeup of membership of the Voice have been proposed. These details do not have to be finalised for a decision to be made on whether we should have a Voice. The details of exactly who will make up the Voice will be decided by Parliament. They may need to change over time. It would be inappropriate to include those details in the Constitution.