The PM also reconfirmed that if there is a no vote he will not seek to legislate a Voice
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The Voice to Parliament could advise on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges can help the country prepare for and lessen the damage of natural disasters such as bushfires.
Despite the claim ‘there is no comparable constitutional body like this anywhere in the world’ many countries have similar institutions to the proposed Voice.
The Voice to Parliament referendum is bringing about harmful discussions, affecting First Nations people. There are ways to support better wellbeing during this time.
A Voice to Parliament would advise the “executive government” – that is, ministers and the public service – on issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Some Voice opponents are claiming the new advisory body could lead to the conversion of private land title to native title. But this is not how native title law works.
Exclusive polling shows that those who see Australia as a divided nation are far more likely to vote “no” than those who see it as united.
If the referendum is lost of October 14, the prime minister will have to quickly pivot to the role of healer-in-chief.
What we are already hearing today from those leading the “no” campaign is an echo chamber of Trumpist sentiments for his supporters and acolytes in Australia.
Constitutions are by nature short and incomplete documents. In Australia, parliament puts the flesh on the bones of the Constitution, including how a proposed Voice would operate.
While the latest Essential polls shows an improvement for the “yes” vote, it’s still not enough for it to lead.
Two big ethical questions have emerged during the Voice to Parliament campaign: is it fair non-Indigenous people will get the majority say? And is it fair one group will get something others don’t?
From a legal standpoint, there is a difference between a state and a territory, and for some that justifies giving territory voters less say over changes to the national constitution.
A ‘no’ result in the vote could compromise Australia’s moral authority when it seeks to advocate or pressure other states on human rights issues.
The ‘no’ side is successfully engaging young people on TikTok by combining volume (posting multiple TikToks a day) with authenticity, use of personal narratives and humour.
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Conservatives and sections of the left are both advocating against the Voice, but for different reasons.
As support for the Voice continues to slide, voters are turning away from the Albanese government too.
As the referendum date approaches, campaigns may use misinformation to spark emotions in people to get them to vote a certain way. Here are some ways to spot dishonest claims and misinformation.