In Australia, government introduces referendum bill on Indigenous advisory body

By Renju Jose, 3 April 2023
Flag of Australia (photo credit: jorono via pixabay)
Flag of Australia (photo credit: jorono via pixabay)
The Australian government on [30 March] took the first formal step towards holding a referendum to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution and set up an Indigenous "Voice to Parliament" to advise lawmakers on matters that impact their lives. Introducing the bill in parliament, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the referendum, to be held between October and December, would be an opportunity to acknowledge history and help Australians come together "for a more reconciled future." [...] Australians will be asked if they want to change the constitution to create an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice - a consultative committee providing non-binding advice to parliament on matters that affect them.
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