The referendum to change the Constitution to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament was unsuccessful. The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia respects the democratic process and will continue to look for ways to engage, listen and deepen understanding in the interests of Australia as a nation.

The Academy is committed to a reconciled nation and to an informed and respectful national conversation that will lead us there. Our dedication to reconciliation and the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples remains unwavering. We commit our efforts towards a more inclusive and equitable future for all Australians.