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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.

First Nations HIgher Education

ACU holds special graduation ceremony for inspiring student

Australian Catholic University graduate Jade McAlear was in a coma following a horrific car accident when her distraught parents Karen and Zac received her degree on her behalf last year.

First Nations Migrants

Calls for education on Voice for migrant and refugee communities

A migrant and refugee service has called for better education on the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament for non-English-speaking people after it found most people that access its services knew nothing or very little about the referendum. Source: ABC News.

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.