As we approach the Voice referendum on Saturday 14 October, the outcome is still very uncertain. Polls are pointing to a win for the No case – but polls have been wrong before.
The Australian Electoral Commission says enrolment rates are sky-high and would be the envy of many a democracy, currently sitting at a record 97.7 per cent, but up to 29 per cent of voters are believed to be undecided.
So Region assembled strong local voices from both sides of the debate to hear their answers to the questions everyday Australians are asking.
Speaking for the Yes case was former chief minister and leader of the national Liberals for Yes campaign, Kate Carnell, joined by Ngunnawal traditional owner and activist Aunty Violet Sheridan.
Speaking for the No case was local No campaign leader and Belco Party founder Bill Stefaniak, joined by software engineer and campaigner Ramon Bouckaert.
We aimed for a robust, informative and thoughtful conversation, not a shouting match, on the basis that this is the kind of discussion you should be able to have at the kitchen table or over a beer with mates. That’s exactly what we got.
Have a watch. Have a think. And when 14 October arrives, cast an informed vote.