After collaboration across federal parliament, the campaigns for and against the Indigenous Voice to Parliament will hand in their cases for the referendum pamphlet.
The arguments need to be submitted to the Australian Electoral Commission by 11:59 PM tonight, before the commission publishes the perspectives of both campaigns.
On Friday, the Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers says the arguments will be “published in separate, unedited, and unformatted documents, exactly as they have been received by the deadline.”
Politicians from all sides were consulted to have input for the ‘Yes’ case.
Crossbenchers who voted to back the voice legislation were offered briefings, led by Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney and Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus.
Ms Burney described the process as “collaborative” and says it brought together the best arguments in support of the voice.
“A voice is an idea many years in the making and many Indigenous Australians have put a great deal of hard work into achieving constitutional recognition.”
The arguments will be available to read at www.aec.gov.au/referendums/ on Tuesday, July 18.