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.
Legislation is an unsatisfactory way to institute a Voice to Parliament because, among other reasons, it would make the body insecure and vulnerable to the whims of different governments.
The latest Newspoll shows more bad news for the “yes” campaign.
In this podcast, Redbridge Group CEO Kosmos Samaras joins The Conversation to dig into the research on voters attitudes so far
It might sound like difficult terrain, but ideas of nationhood can be progressive as well as regressive, and could help bind Australians ahead of the Voice referendum.
If the “yes” case is to win the October referendum, there will need to be sharp turn around in the polling trends to date.
The Voice to Parliament is an advisory body, which means neither parliament nor the government is legally required to give effect to its representations.
The Albanese government is moving towards a referendum having Australia voting on a First Nations Voice to Parliament. So how much detail should voters have about the Voice?
The last time the country voted in a referendum on Indigenous affairs was in 1967. Advocates for the ‘Voice to Parliament’ say it is the best way to remedy a long legacy of failed policies.
Some Australians have dismissed a Voice to Parliament as inconsequential. That argument is mistaken.
The solicitor-general said the model is compatible with responsible government, and an ‘enhancement’ of the system.
A Voice to Parliament will not fix every problem facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. But it is an important step towards moving the nation to truth telling and beyond.
We are not the nation we were when we voted ‘no’ for a republic – but this seems to be the nation the Liberal Party insists on speaking to.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart calls for truth-telling as a crucial step towards reconciliation. What does this process involve, and what are the potential promises and pitfalls?
Multicultural communities could be crucial to the Voice referendum, given their size and breadth. The ‘yes’ campaign will need to mobilise at the grassroots level to be successful.
Voters will justifiably ask why they should vote for a form of recognition opposed by the people who are to be recognised.
The Voice to Parliament is being heralded as a future solution to many issues. But there are issues that need to be addressed with more urgency.
Decades of government Indigenous Affairs policy has not delivered. A new approach is needed. Policy-making informed by Indigenous lived experience through a Voice to parliament may be the answer.
One crucial question about the Voice to Parliament is how it will ensure voices from regional and remote communities, such as those in the Kimberley, are truly heard in Canberra.