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First Nations

Raising their voices at Indigenous Encounter day

More than 70 Catholics from ministries across Townsville joined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and religious leaders in a day of listening, connection and reconciliation. Source: Mercy Partners.

First Nations

NATSICC expresses support for Voice to Parliament

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council says a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice to Parliament would “serve as the bedrock for the journey towards reconciliation”.

First Nations Politics

No compromise needed on Voice model after Labor secures Greens’ support

The Albanese Government won’t have to compromise on its model to establish an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and executive government after securing support from the Greens. Source: The Australian.

First Nations In The Dioceses

Summit 2023 hears case for ‘Yes’ vote in Voice referendum

Brisbane Archdiocese’s Summit 2023 has heard a case for voting “Yes” at the upcoming referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution by establishing an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Source: The Catholic Leader.

First Nations Social Services

Catholic Social Services launches joint webinar series on Voice to Parliament

Catholic Social Services Victoria and Catholic Social Services Australia have opened registration for their three-part webinar series on this year’s Voice to Parliament referendum.

First Nations

Aboriginal elder to have private audience with Francis

Aboriginal elder, educator and artist Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann will meet Pope Francis as the Australian Embassy to the Holy See hosts a series of events focused on reconciliation with Indigenous Australians.

Bishops First Nations

Bishops encourage Catholics to read and discuss Uluru Statement 

As a vote on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament nears, Australia’s bishops have encouraged Catholics to read and discuss the Uluru Statement from the Heart – the document from which the Voice proposal emerged.

Bishops First Nations

Church leaders engage with First Nations culture in Sydney meeting

Australia’s bishops and leaders of more than 30 religious institutes gathered in North Sydney on Saturday to pray together, reflect on their ministry and discuss issues of mutual relevance. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

First Nations Politics

Diverse views shared at Voice referendum inquiry

Former prime minister Tony Abbott, Indigenous leader Noel Pearson and Fr Frank Brennan SJ were among those to appear yesterday before the parliamentary inquiry into Labor’s referendum proposal on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Source: ABC News.