This year, Australians are being asked to vote in a referendum to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
We wholeheartedly support writing YES in this referendum.
This comms kit is full of digital, social media content and assets that you are welcome to use to support YES to the referendum. It's been sourced from right across the campaign and includes graphics, stories and videos, as well as copy ideas, templates and links you can use to share stories of why YES.
Scroll down to get started or skip to content for specific platforms by clicking one of the buttons right here. This design kit is best viewed on desktop, for easy publishing.
PNG art should never be too big where it becomes pixellated. Your eyes should pick this up
This artwork may only be used by participating civil society organisations in accordance with this Digital Comms Kit for the purpose of supporting YES to the referendum. The artwork must not be used for commercial purposes or any other purpose.
how to use:
No more than one sentence
Not as body copy
Always with the letter spacing and line spacing. (At top section of Canva working space)
how to use:
No more than a few words or singular words
Good for abbreviations like 'Yes' (like in the logo)
Good for sentences that want to appear like a human wrote it
Use Gordita regular for social media body and in body copy in reports/flyers
Gordita bold for bold pull-out sentences
Always use with the letter spacing (kerning) of -25
Write Yes Colour Palette
how to use:
Use stark colours like a cream background and black for body copy
Use red, yellow and purple as supporting font in small words and stylistic highlights
Messaging - how WE talk about yes!
We will share a fairer and better future when First Nations people have a seat at the table and a greater say in issues that impact First Nations communities.
Australia is home to the oldest continuous culture on Earth. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been caring for Country for millennia. When we listen to each other, share our knowledge and work together, we all benefit.
On October 14, Australians are being asked to vote in a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution and establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
By writing YES in this referendum we are committing to listening to and learning from the wisdom and perspectives of First Nations people which will lead to better outcomes in education, health, justice and more.
Writing YES is based on the fundamental principle that laws and policies are more effective when those who are affected by them have a voice.
History has shown us that previous representative bodies for First Nations peoples have been dismantled by the government of the day at will. By writing YES in the referendum, Australians everywhere can establish a permanent representative body that boldly advocates for the needs and aspirations of First Nations people.
Writing Yes won’t change everything, but it’s a step in the right direction towards bigger changes that First Nations communities have been fighting for. It will be up to all of us to hold governments and the public accountable for what comes next, beyond the referendum.
Recognising and respecting the knowledge, cultures, stories, and languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will help us move forward from our past and progress together towards a brighter future.
Together we share a vision for the future as a nation that values justice, equity and fairness for all people.