In Australia, lower house of parliament approves bill to hold constitutional referendum on Indigenous advisory body
By 31 May
Australian House of Representatives (photo credit: Martin Ollman via Getty Images)
The legislation to set up the referendum on enshrining an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in the constitution has passed the House of Representatives. The bill still needs to be dealt with by the Senate, which is likely next month, before the federal government sets a date for the poll later this year. The final vote in the lower house was 121 in favour of the bill, and 25 against — with the Nationals and a handful of Liberal MPs voting to block the referendum going ahead. [...] The legislation will now be debated in the Senate, which is next due to sit in June.
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