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First Nations Politics

Yes supporter Fr Brennan says referendum creating ‘a hell of a mess’

Indigenous Voice to Parliament supporter Fr Frank Brennan SJ says the referendum has “created a hell of a mess” and sent race relations in Australia backwards. Source: The Australian. 

First Nations Politics

Early voting opens for Voice to Parliament referendum

Campaigners for both sides of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum have hit the hustings as early voting opens across the country. Source: The Guardian.

Bishops First Nations

Bishops advocate ‘Yes’ vote in Voice referendum

Two of Australia’s Catholic bishops have this week publicly endorsed the Yes vote in the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum, issuing pastoral letters to their dioceses explaining their reasoning.

Bishops First Nations

Bishops say issues surrounding Voice are ‘moral, political and ethical’

Australia’s Catholic bishops say the issues surrounding the proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice “are not just political”, but are also “moral and ethical”, in a statement ahead of next month’s referendum. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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: