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First Nations In The Dioceses

Brisbane Archdiocese unveils RAP 2.0

Brisbane Archdiocese has unveiled the second iteration of its Reconciliation Action Plan, which covers the period 2023–2025.

First Nations Politics

Albanese rejects Opposition’s call to scrap Voice referendum

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says Australia will vote as scheduled, despite a last-ditch appeal from the Opposition to scrap the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum. Source: Yahoo News.

First Nations Politics

Dutton pledges to hold second referendum if Voice vote fails

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has promised to hold a referendum on constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians if the Voice is defeated at the ballot box next month and he wins power at the next election. Source: The Age.

First Nations Politics

NATSICC reiterates support for Yes vote as PM locks in October 14

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has confirmed October 14 as the date for the historic Voice to Parliament referendum. Source: The Age.

First Nations Politics

Official Voice pamphlets go out to millions of households

Millions of pamphlets outlining the official Yes and No cases for the Voice to Parliament are going out across the country, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese prepares to announce the referendum date. Source:

First Nations Politics

Date of Voice referendum to be announced next week

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will announce the date of the Voice to Parliament referendum in the crucial swing state of South Australia at the end of next week. Source: The Age.

First Nations Social Justice

Bishops’ ‘new engagement’ with First Nations people more important than ever: Vinnies

The St Vincent de Paul Society says the theme of the Australian bishops’ 2023–2024 Social Justice Statement – Listen, Learn, Love: A New Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – is more important than ever.

Education First Nations

Indigenous attendance rates highest in Catholic schools

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Catholic schools in New South Wales have the highest attendance rates of Indigenous students in the state, a report from the sector has revealed. Source: Daily Telegraph.

Bishops First Nations Social Justice

Bishops’ statement calls for ‘new engagement’ with First Peoples

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called on the nation to seek “a new engagement” with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their annual Social Justice Statement being launched today. Source: ACBC Media Blog.