The Voice Will Let Women Speak

YES campaigner, Megan Davis states that a successful result will be an ‘investment in female voices” for the betterment of Indigenous communities and a better future for young Indigenous women. She explains: “One of the most important design elements of The Voice is that it will have equal numbers of women and men on it. This is transformative. Constitutional entrenchment of The Voice means the state will be compelled to respect and prioritise this fundamental political right to participate for Indigenous women.” As a feminist group, WfaAR is inspired by this aspect of The Voice. As far as we know, this will be a first in Australian federal law, a very encouraging first. [“Let our women speak” by Megan Davis, The Weekend Australian 9-10 September 2023]