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First Nations

Productivity Commission slams governments over Closing the Gap failures

Federal and state governments have been lashed for a weak and piecemeal approach to tackling Indigenous disadvantage that risks becoming “another broken promise” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Source: Canberra Times.

First Nations

Yes supporters split over best date to hold Voice vote

Supporters of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament are split on whether an October, November or December poll would give the referendum its best chance of success. Source: The Australian. 

First Nations Politics

Craven furious after being quoted in Voice to Parliament No pamphlet

Constitutional lawyer and prominent Yes campaigner Greg Craven says he’s “beside myself with rage” after one of his quotes criticising the Government’s preferred model for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament was used in the official No pamphlet. Source: The Australian.

First Nations

Voice to Parliament Yes and No campaigns reveal their pitches

The pitches for the Yes and No campaigns on the Voice to Parliament have been unveiled, with some sports stars endorsing a Yes vote and opponents arguing the proposal is “risky, unknown [and] divisive”. Source:

First Nations

Voice to Parliament pamphlets for ‘yes’ and ‘no’ cases set to be unveiled

Pamphlets containing information about the “yes” and “no” cases for the Voice to Parliament are set to be unveiled as Australia nears the landmark referendum. Source: Canberra Times.

First Nations

Burney says Voice needed to help close the gap

Just four Closing the Gap targets are on track and another four are going backwards, with Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney saying a Voice to Parliament is needed to help fix the problems. Source: The Guardian.

First Nations In The Dioceses

‘Our Aboriginal spirituality comes together in the Mass and it’s very meaningful’

Recent celebrations in the Kimberley in Western Australia have shown that the Catholic faith and Indigenous culture in the region are alive and thriving. Source: Broome Diocese.

First Nations Politics

From day one, Voice will have full in-tray: Burney

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney says she will task the Voice to Parliament with generating fresh ideas in health, education, jobs and housing from day one, in a speech aimed at defining its purpose and agenda. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

First Nations HIgher Education

Indigenous scholars heading to Rome

Aboriginal women Raylene Pennay and Tyahn Bell are preparing to represent their mob during NAIDOC Week in Rome as recipients of the 2023 Australian Catholic University Francis Xavier Conaci Scholarship.