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First Nations Politics

Wyatt warns Albanese to change tack on the Voice

Ken Wyatt, a key adviser to the Government on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, has warned Anthony Albanese to change tack and spell out fundamental details on the advisory body as concerns mount the Yes campaign is “losing ground”. Source: The Australian. 

First Nations Politics

Albanese open to concessions on Voice to Parliament

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has flagged changing the draft constitutional amendment for a Voice to Parliament so it cannot make representations to executive government. Source: The Australian.

First Nations Interfaith Politics

Religious leaders unite to urge support for Voice

A coalition of religious organisations has sent a joint letter to MPs warning that future generations of Australians “will not forgive us” if the Indigenous Voice to Parliament fails at the referendum. Source: The Australian.

Family Violence Politics

Labor considered using quarantine facilities as domestic violence shelters

The Federal Government has considered transforming quarantine facilities built during the pandemic into emergency shelters for people fleeing domestic violence, according to documents obtained under freedom of information laws. Source: The Guardian.

Education Politics Religious Freedom

Labor ‘deaf to concerns of people of faith’

Opposition legal affairs spokesman Julian Leeser has demanded Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus “wipe the slate clean” on an Australian Law Reform Commission review into discrimination in religious schools. Source: The Australian.

Housing Politics

Opposition to oppose Labor’s $10b affordable housing plan

The Albanese Government has used a rowdy question time to attack the Coalition for “letting Australians down” in failing to support their centrepiece housing policy. Source: News.com.au.

New South Wales Politics

Perrottet won’t say if he’ll back ban on gay conversion therapy

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet will not tell voters whether he will back a ban on so-called gay conversion therapy until he has considered the issue with his cabinet. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

New South Wales Politics

Perrottet, Minns to address faith communities ahead of NSW election

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet and Opposition Leader Chris Minns will each address town hall-style meetings hosted by faith communities and a special religious education advocacy group this month. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

First Nations Politics

Burney says Indigenous voice will not be in national cabinet

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney has declared there will be no “permanent seat” for the Voice at national cabinet. Source: The Australian.