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Voice referendum 'yes' and 'no' cases for all to see

Tess Ikonomou -

The 'yes and 'no' cases for the Indigenous voice referendum will soon be published on the electoral commission's website.

Electoral commissioner Tom Rogers said the cases would appear on Tuesday in separate documents, exactly as they had been received by Monday's deadline.

"Whatever we have received will be published the very next day, in order to provide visibility to voters," Mr Rogers said.

"Our role here is as a post-box only and this impending raw publication of each authorised case is the first aspect of our independent delivery role."

Indigenous leader Noel Pearson campaigned for a 'yes' vote in Launceston on Friday with Liberal MP Bridget Archer.

​Mr Rogers said the electoral commission would then get to work completing the 'yes' and 'no' case pamphlets for printing and create translated versions.

"Producing alternative versions of each case is a particularly methodical, careful body of work especially noting that some English terms do not have direct translations," he said.

The preparation of each case for the pamphlet is being completed by members of parliament.

Opposition Indigenous spokeswoman Jacinta Price said no single person would be responsible for writing the 'no' case.

"This is a process that takes into account the views of many people who oppose Labor's voice proposal," she said.

"The committee will take these into consideration and ultimately produce a document that we believe outlines the strongest cases against it."

A referendum is expected to be held between October and December.

Tess Ikonomou - AAP


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