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- 4 June, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: News.com.au.
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.
Services ‘failing’ First Nations children who have experienced family violence
Child protection, education and health services have failed to promote healing and recovery for First Nations children who have experienced domestic and family violence, a new report has revealed. Source: National Indigenous Times.