In Australia, early voting begins in referendum on Indigenous advisory body

By Tiffanie Turnbull, 3 October 2023
Flag of Australia (photo credit: Lukas Coch/AAP Image via Reuters)
Flag of Australia (photo credit: Lukas Coch/AAP Image via Reuters)
Australia has begun early voting in a landmark referendum on enacting an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. If approved, the reform would recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the country's constitution and establish a permanent body for them to advise the government. [...] Opinion polls had long-shown support for the proposal, but as the vote nears the No side appears to be leading. While the majority of Australians will vote on 14 October, those who are unable to can vote at select polling centres right across the country from [3 October]. [...] Recent polling has shown a steady - yet dramatic - decline in public support for the Voice, but one poll on [3 October] showed the Yes side making ground for the first time in months.
Read the full article here: BBC News


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