The SA Voice to Parliament is a step closer to realisation, with nominations now open for the state’s six regions.
Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are able to nominate and vote in the election, which aims to create an advisory body for the State Government.
The beginning of the election process comes 10 months after the SA Voice to Parliament was legislated, in order to run separately from the national referendum last year.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Kyam Maher says it’s a vital mechanism for making sure everyone is heard.
“We get the best outcomes by listening to the people impacted by government decisions, and that is exactly what South Australia’s First Nations Voice is about,” Maher said.
Listen below to Kyam Maher speaking with ARN‘s Chris Guscott on Around SA: