A former chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples says a referendum on an Indigenous voice to Parliament will fail.

A First Nations voice to parliament is one of the calls made within the Uluru Statement from the Heart, alongside the establishment of a truth and treaty process.

The Labor Federal Government have pledged to hold a referendum on enshrining an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution within their first term of government.

The Greens have walked back their support for a voice to parliament and instead have suggested truth and treaty should be dealt with first.

While at the 2022 AIATSIS Summit on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Butchulla man Les Malezer says the referendum should be about not making discriminatory laws against First Nations people.