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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. 

First Nations

Guide aims to encourage prayer and conversation about the Voice 

With a vote on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament due this year, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council has prepared a guide to encourage prayer and discussion about the referendum.

First Nations

Albanese remains confident despite falling support for Voice

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has shrugged off polls showing slipping support for the Voice to Parliament, but concedes the Government needs to “make it clear” what is at stake as the referendum campaign begins in earnest. Source: The Guardian.

First Nations Politics

Albanese seeks to place legal limits on Voice

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seeking to place limits on the scope of the Voice to Parliament and executive government by assuring Australians its remit would be restricted to issues that “specifically or differently” affect Aboriginal people. Source: The Australian.