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First Nations

Report on revamped Closing the Gap ‘a story of mixed progress’

The Albanese Government has published details about how it is working with states, territories and First Nations organisations to reduce Aboriginal disadvantage in key areas. Source: The Australian.

First Nations

Reconciliation will be damaged if Voice fails: Burney

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney says the path to reconciliation will be damaged if the Voice to Parliament referendum is rejected by the Australian people, but she remains confident it will succeed. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

First Nations

Uluru Statement co-chairs want referendum ‘sooner rather than later’

Uluru Statement from the Heart co-chair Pat Anderson has urged the Albanese Government to not waste “momentum” for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, calling for a referendum on the constitutional change sooner rather than later. Source: The Guardian.

First Nations Religious

Partnership aims to turn good intentions into action

Catholic Religious Australia has partnered with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council to launch a new training program to help increase understanding of Australia’s First Peoples.