19 June 2023 - Historic Indigenous Voice Referendum Bill Passes
Historic Indigenous voice referendum bill passes parliament ahead of public vote
Josh Butler (The Guardian, 19/06/23)
A bill to alter the constitution and enable the Indigenous voice has passed the federal parliament ahead of Australia’s first referendum in 24 years, to be held later in 2023.
Indigenous Voice: Australia PM unveils plan for historic constitution vote
Tiffany Turnbull (BBC, 23/05/23)
Australia's leader has unveiled crucial details of a planned referendum which could see it change its constitution for the first time in almost 50 years. If approved, the vote later this year would establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice - a formal body for Indigenous people to give advice on laws.
Senator Lidia Thorpe told to cover up shirt with ‘gammin’ slogan, as she opposes Voice to Parliament
Samantha Maiden (news.com.au, 19/06/23)
Senator Lidia Thorpe declared that she would vote “No” to the Voice proposal before Parliament, describing it as nothing more than appeasing “white guilt”.
‘Three key issues’: Similarities drawn between Indigenous Voice and NZ’s Waitangi Tribunal
The Institute of Public Affairs has identified “three key issues” with the Indigenous Voice to Parliament proposal after analysis of New Zealand’s equivalent – the Waitangi Tribunal, says IPA Research Fellow Brianna McKee.