The Voice Referendum on Sky News Australia – On Saturday Australians will head to the polls for the nation’s first Referendum in 24 years.
There have been months of heated debate on whether Australia should amend the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament. This crucial Referendum will finally put that decision in Australian voters’ hands.
From the Northern Territory to Tasmania, and across the nation, Sky News will bring viewers live coverage and expert analysis canvassing every angle, as the nation votes ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the proposed change.
Join Tim Gilbert and Jaynie Seal from 6.00am for Weekend Edition, as Australians cast their vote. Then, Peter Stefanovic hosts Weekend Live: Referendum Day from 10:00am, before Ashleigh Gillon leads us through the final hours of critical voting from 2:00pm.
In-depth coverage unpacking what the result will mean for Australia on this landmark evening begins live at 5.00pm with The Voice Referendum LIVE, anchored by Sky News Chief News Anchor Kieran Gilbert, and featuring an expert Sky News panel including, Political Editor Andrew Clennell, and Anchors Chris Kenny and Peta Credlin.
Joining the Sky News team on the panel will be Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, Nationals Leader David Littleproud,Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University and Indigenous Affairs Commentator Anthony Dillon, former Labor Minister in the Rudd-Gillard governments Stephen Conroy and Co-Convenor of Liberals for Yes and Chairman of Uphold & Recognise Sean Gordon.
Sky News Chief Election Analyst Tom Connell will have rapid analysis of the vote count, projecting results for each State alongside trends set to decide the outcome.
As part of the day’s full coverage, the Sky News national team of reporters including Sky News Anchors Paul Murray and Laura Jayes, and Northern Australia Correspondent and host of The Voice: Australia Decides documentary Matt Cunningham will report from all corners of the country, speaking to voters about the Voice campaign run-up and what determined their decision.
Providing their insights and commentary will be Sky News Anchor Andrew Bolt and Sky News Political Contributor and former Labor Cabinet Minister in the Hawke-Keating governments Graham Richardson.
THE VOICE REFERENDUM PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
Saturday 14 October
6:00am Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert and Jaynie Seal
10:00am Weekend Live: Referendum Day with Peter Stefanovic
2:00pm Weekend Live: Referendum Day with Ashleigh Gillon
5:00pm The Voice Referendum LIVE with Kieran Gilbert and the Sky News panel
featuring Andrew Clennell, Chris Kenny, Peta Credlin, Michelle Rowland, David Littleproud, Anthony Dillon, Stephen Conroy, Sean Gordon and Tom Connell
Sunday 15 October
8:00am Sunday Agenda with Kieran Gilbert and Andrew Clennell
*All times listed in AEDT
Sky News Australia’s coverage of The Voice Referendum will be available to stream on SkyNews.com.au and to listen to on Sky News Radio, available on the Nova Player app, Sky News Australia app and SkyNews.com.au. Australians abroad can keep up to date with the results on international streaming service Australia Channel.
The Voice Referendum on Sky News Australia – Saturday 14 October live coverage from 6am AEDT Sky News (Channel 103 and 600) and Sky News The Voice Debate (Channel 603)
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