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First Nations Human Rights

Australia’s human rights record ‘embarrassing’

Australia’s human rights record has been criticised in a new report, which says while progress has been made, the country is failing to adequately support refugees, children and First Nations people. Source: SBS News.

First Nations Politics

Voice referendum question and constitutional amendment announced 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced the proposed question Australians will be asked at this year’s referendum and the draft constitutional amendment that would enable an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Source: ABC News.

First Nations Politics

Labor and Coalition strike deal on management of Voice referendum

The Albanese Government has struck a deal with the Coalition on legislation setting out how this year’s planned referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be managed. Source: ABC News.

First Nations Opinion

Stepping towards referendum on Voice to Parliament

What are Catholics to think about the proposed referendum on the Voice to Parliament, asks Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

First Nations Women

CatholicCare board member named NSW Woman of the Year

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes board member Lynda Edwards has been named the 2023 New South Wales Woman of the Year.

First Nations Religious Orders

Religious say Voice to Parliament  ‘important stepping stone’

An Indigenous Voice to Parliament is an “important stepping stone” towards “respectful engagement, treaty-making and truth-telling”, says a Catholic Religious Australia council member.

First Nations Politics

Wyatt warns Albanese to change tack on the Voice

Ken Wyatt, a key adviser to the Government on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, has warned Anthony Albanese to change tack and spell out fundamental details on the advisory body as concerns mount the Yes campaign is “losing ground”. Source: The Australian. 

First Nations

Inquiry recommends ways to lift remote NT communities out of poverty

Alcohol plans, justice reforms and economic opportunity will be vital in reducing violence and lifting remote Indigenous communities out of poverty, a parliamentary inquiry has found. Source:

First Nations

Indigenous Voice adviser warns vote on knife edge

The Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum is “poised on a knife edge” because voters may make up their minds far later in the campaign than at a standard election, a leading communications expert advising the government has warned. Source: The Guardian.