Uluru statement from the heart

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What is the Indigenous voice to parliament, how would it work, and what happens next?
Here’s what we know so far about how the Albanese government hopes to enshrine an Indigenous voice in the constitution via a referendum

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

23, Mar, 2023 @9:35 PM

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‘They want to know how things work’: Pat Dodson buoyed up by first regional Victorian voice forum
Audience in regional city of Ballarat were largely supportive of the voice to parliament but were keen to hear more detail

Dellaram Vreeland

15, Mar, 2023 @10:20 PM

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Linda Burney warns MPs who walked out on apology not to ‘repeat the mistake’ with the voice
Those like Peter Dutton who regret boycotting the stolen generations apology should grasp opportunity offered by the Uluru statement, minister says

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

11, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Uluru statement architect confident of Indigenous voice success despite Invasion Day calls to vote no
Pat Anderson says there was a ‘big megaphone’ at the protests but there is still a lot of support from First Nations people and other supporters

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

27, Jan, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Myanmar backflip on Sean Turnell’s amnesty leaves government ‘deeply concerned’ – as it happened
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Henry Belot and Natasha May and Jordyn Beazley and Martin Farrer (earlier)

26, Jan, 2023 @7:07 AM

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Albanese needs to be more persuasive on the voice – or Dutton’s wrecking ball could break it | Paul Karp
The PM should be better prepared as the opposition leader makes himself the frontman if not for an explicit ‘no’ then at least for sowing doubt

Paul Karp

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Greens’ Sarah Hanson-Young backs voice yes campaign as Lidia Thorpe again criticises it
South Australian senator says party will work to get all elements of the Uluru statement delivered, including treaty and truth-telling

Tory Shepherd

19, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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South Australian Greens back yes vote on voice amid Lidia Thorpe criticism of referendum
State support for the Uluru statement is expected to be seen as a shot across the bows to the federal First Nations spokeswoman

Tory Shepherd

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Essential poll: three-quarters of voters believe cost-of-living crisis will worsen but majority give Albanese thumbs up
More than 60% also say they support the Indigenous voice to parliament, with the Liberal party at risk of alienating younger voters if it backs the Nationals’ position

Katharine Murphy Political editor

12, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Teal named Macquarie Dictionary’s word of the year – ‘an emblem of Australia’s political landscape’
Colour of independent candidates chosen as 2022 winner, while runner-up word ‘truth-telling’ represents year to come, committee says

Tory Shepherd

28, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘It had no filters’: the legacy of Australia’s provocative National Black Theatre
Fifty years after the formation of the activist-led Indigenous theatre group, Carriageworks is hosting a celebration of defiance, performance and revolution

Steve Dow

09, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Historic deal struck to begin Victorian treaty negotiations with First Nations groups
Under the framework, traditional owners will enter into interim agreements during negotiations

Adeshola Ore

19, Oct, 2022 @7:30 PM

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