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- 4 June, 2023
Albanese says ‘misinformation’ blocking progress of Voice to Parliament
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has taken aim at opposition to the Voice to Parliament, saying “misinformation” was blocking its progress. Source: The Australian.
Albanese writes to Dutton to salvage a deal on the Voice
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has made an urgent personal bid to salvage support for the Indigenous Voice by asking Opposition Leader Peter Dutton to set out any changes he wants to the proposal. Source: The Age.
Yes and no Voice campaigns battle for migrant vote
Migrants will be told to vote “yes” for an Indigenous Voice at religious services, in ethnic newspapers and through non-English radio stations, while No campaigners will tell migrants to reject the notion that Australia is racist. Source: The Age.
Retreat to bring together Aboriginal and Benedictine spirituality
Having read an article years ago on the similarities of Aboriginal spirituality and early Christian desert spirituality, Benedictine Sister Antonia Curtis dreamed of creating a retreat bringing the two together. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Support for Voice slips as voters await more detail
Australians’ support for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament has fallen from 53 to 47 per cent after a political row over how it would work, putting the proposal in danger of defeat at a referendum. Source: The Age.
Albanese leaves door open to legislating for Voice
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has not ruled out legislating the Voice to Parliament if Australians vote to reject enshrining the body in the Constitution, prompting accusations from Opposition Leader Peter Dutton he was being tricky with the public. Source: SMH.
Voice can ‘evolve and adapt’ without set model
The Albanese Government’s decision to not put a set model to the public for the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum will mean future governments can change the way the new body operates, legal experts say. Source: The Australian.
Nastiness must stop in our debate over the Voice
The recent public debate about Indigenous recognition in the Constitution has gone pear-shaped, and with a mark of nastiness that is not only unbecoming but also unhelpful, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: The Australian.