14 September 2023 - Indigenous voice to parliament debate ahead of referendum in Australia
What is the Indigenous voice to parliament, how would it work, and what happens next?
Lorena Allam (The Guardian, 04/09/2023)
The Albanese government has proposed to enshrine in the constitution an Indigenous voice to parliament, which would be voted on in a referendum.
The historic national vote will take place on Saturday, October 14.
Voice to Parliament debate dominates Question Time as final parliamentary sitting wraps up ahead of referendum
Miriah Davis (Sky News, 14/09/2023)
The final Question Time before the referendum has descended into a series of scathing attacks, with Anthony Albanese accusing the Opposition of using the Voice to Parliament to divide Australians.
Voice to Parliament: Young First Nations voters have their say, and their views may surprise you
Fiona Blackwood (ABC News, 12/09/2023)
For some, next month's vote on whether a Voice to Parliament — which would act as an independent advisory body for First Nations people — should be enshrined in the constitution, will be the first time they have cast a ballot.
Focus begins to shift to the consequences of a No vote
Phillip Coorey (Financial Review, 14/09/2023)
Operating on the assumption the Indigenous Voice to parliament is as good as doomed, Peter Dutton moved subtly this week to how the Coalition should maximise the discomfort a loss would cause Anthony Albanese.
Why the No side is winning – and how Yes could respond
David Crowe (The Sydney Morning Herald, 15/09/2023)
There is a convincing winner in the opening phase of the official campaign on the Indigenous Voice – and it is not Anthony Albanese nor his Yes23 allies as they struggle to persuade Australians to vote for change.