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First Nations Politics

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.

First Nations Politics

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.

First Nations Politics

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.

First Nations Spirituality

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.

First Nations Politics

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.

First Nations

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.

First Nations Politics

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.

First Nations Opinion

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.

First Nations Social Justice

Commission calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 14

Victoria’s Yoorrook Justice Commission has called for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised from 10 to at least 14, to help stop vulnerable Indigenous children getting “lost in the pipeline” of child protection and criminal justice systems. Source: The Age.