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Partnership to help boost Indigenous doctors

The University of Notre Dame Australia has teamed up with St John of God Health Care to help increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors working in Australia’s health care system.


Voice should advise ministers only: Brennan

Jesuit priest and author Frank Brennan has told a joint select committee the Indigenous Voice should be able to advise executive government via ministers only. Source: The Australian.


Indigenous senator makes statement from the heart on Voice

Social justice was on the agenda when Jesuit Social Services hosted its annual dinner recently, with guest speaker Senator Malarndirri McCarthy giving a personal insight into what a Yes vote in the Voice referendum would mean for Australia. Source: Australian Jesuits.

Indigenous Politics

Leeser praised for putting ‘principle before politics’ on the Voice

Julian Leeser has warned the Albanese Government risks dividing the country by failing to ­“seriously engage” with Coalition voters who want to support an ­Indigenous Voice but have concerns over the model, after he quit the Opposition frontbench. Source: The Australian.


Mountain-top desert cross lights up for tourists

A 20-metre-tall Christian cross atop a remote mountain in central Australia has officially opened as a tourist attraction, with locals hoping it could soon join the bucket list of must-see locations to visit. Source: Catholic Leader.

Indigenous Politics

Dutton says yes to constitutional recognition but no to Voice

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton will actively campaign against the Indigenous Voice to Parliament and has bound his frontbench to reject Anthony Albanese’s proposed model, prompting the Prime Minister to concede a Yes victory has been made more difficult. Source: The Australian.


Advisers flesh out details of Indigenous Voice functions and limits

Australians will vote on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament with two pages of details from Anthony Albanese’s referendum working group about the advisory body’s functions, limits and how its members would be held to account and required to prove their heritage. Source: The Australian.


‘No ill feeling’ as meeting unable to finalise Voice wording

Indigenous leaders advising Anthony Albanese on the Voice were yesterday unable to reach agreement on the words that should be added to the Constitution to enshrine the advisory body. Source: The Australian.


Pearson will ‘fall silent’ if Voice referendum fails

Indigenous advocate Noel Pearson says a rejection of the Voice to Parliament would represent a failure of a whole generation of Indigenous leadership, saying it would then be up to a new generation to chart a different way forward. Source: ABC News.