Australian Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt speaks during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House.
A public consultation process sought feedback on design options for the Indigenous Voice to parliament. Our analysis shows the findings of these sessions.
The “Vote Leave” bus got plenty of attention for its bad misuse of statistics. We know a lot more about Brexit now.
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After the Brexit referendum, the most-Googled question in the UK was ‘What does it mean to leave the European Union?’ Five years later, we still don’t have the full answer.
Nicola Sturgeon wants to use a mandate at the May 6 elections to argue for a second independence referendum.
Plus, how researchers have discovered a biological switch that can turn neuroplasticity on and off in the brain. Listen to episode 13 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
With unrest deepening between pro-independence and loyalist groups, the instability in the French province should be of concern to its near neighbours, including Australia.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
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For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they’ve been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.
Can’t make up your mind in the recreational cannabis referendum? You’re not alone, so here’s some tips from both sides of the debate to help you decide.
The voices of recreational cannabis users are curiously missing from the official debate about legalisation.
The Queen meets her representative in Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, at Windsor Castle.
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Barbados is avoiding a referendum on whether to remove the Queen as head of state – is that a good idea?
With a month to until polling day on October 17, the 2020 general election defies conventional analysis.
Ken Wyatt proposed plans for constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians during this parliamentary term.
Ken Wyatt on constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians
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Ken Wyatt says he is "optimistic about achieving [constitutional recognition] because...Australians will generally accept an opportunity to include Aboriginal people" and that he will work with "naysayers".
Today we’re asking: what Queensland seats are the ones to watch on election night? How to give Indigenous Australians a true voice in politics? And how can we improve trust in the political system?
The myth of ‘the Queensland voter’, Australia’s trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition.
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Today, an election-themed episode about some of the biggest policy questions Australia faces, featuring Indigenous academic lawyer Eddie Synot and political scientist Anne Tiernan.
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A video aimed at presenting the facts about Brexit repeats some of the same mistakes Remain supporters made before the 2016 referendum.
Why a No Deal option shouldn’t be on the ballot in any second referendum.
Australia’s head of state Queen Elizabeth is aged 92. Source: Treasury.
Labor says if it wins office at the upcoming federal election, in its first term it will offer Australians a chance to vote to become a republic – but in a two-step voting process.
With no candidate taking a majority of the overall vote, election officials will be counting ballots again under Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system.
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The system allows voters to pick their first, second- and third-choice candidates – and could encourage more civil campaigns.
Voting is not compulsory in New Caledonia, but nonetheless 80.63% turned out to vote in the independence referendum.
The loyalists won the referendum vote this time, but the result was close enough to give hope to pro-independence supporters for votes in 2020 and 2022.
The referendum is part of an ongoing reconciliation process following violent protests by indigenous Kanak residents in the 1980s.
Thirty years after deadly protests erupted in Australia’s close neighbour, New Caledonians head to the polls again to vote on whether to remain a part of France.
Attorney-General Christian Porter on a crowded agenda.
Christian Porter says the response to the consultations for a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse has been very strong with a total of 167 attendees at consultation sessions so far.
This week the Liberal Party also faced questions over the proportion of female MPs it has in parliament.
It was the week that saw a parliamentary committee recommend a referendum to end the dual citizenship debacle- but the idea was immediately shut down by the government.
The dual citizenship saga that has rocked the parliament in recent months is unlikely to end any time soon.
A report into the dual citizenship saga provides a number of practical recommendations to improve compliance with section 44 of the Constitution, but also confirms there is no easy fix.