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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: 9news.com.au

First Nations Politics

Date of Voice referendum to be announced next week

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will announce the date of the Voice to Parliament referendum in the crucial swing state of South Australia at the end of next week. Source: The Age.

First Nations Social Justice

Bishops’ ‘new engagement’ with First Nations people more important than ever: Vinnies

The St Vincent de Paul Society says the theme of the Australian bishops’ 2023–2024 Social Justice Statement – Listen, Learn, Love: A New Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – is more important than ever.

Education First Nations

Indigenous attendance rates highest in Catholic schools

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Catholic schools in New South Wales have the highest attendance rates of Indigenous students in the state, a report from the sector has revealed. Source: Daily Telegraph.

Bishops First Nations Social Justice

Bishops’ statement calls for ‘new engagement’ with First Peoples

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called on the nation to seek “a new engagement” with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their annual Social Justice Statement being launched today. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

First Nations Politics

Albanese rules out legislating the Voice if No campaign prevails 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has ruled out legislating a Voice to Parliament if the referendum is defeated, pledging that he will honour a No vote and the decision of the Australian people. Source: The Australian.

First Nations Social Justice

Social Justice Statement to be launched this week

The Australian bishops’ decades-long tradition of publishing an annual Social Justice Statement continues this week, with the launch of Listen, Learn, Love: A New Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples on Thursday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

First Nations Vocations

Allow married Indigenous men to become priests: Archbishop Coleridge

Married Indigenous men should be allowed to be ordained as Catholic priests and the centuries-old rule of compulsory celibacy will “very likely” ultimately be changed by the Vatican, says Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Source: The Australian.