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Indigenous coalition urged Albanese, Burney to push for alternative legislation in wake of Voice defeat
An Indigenous coalition urged the Australian government to move quickly in the wake of the “devastating” Voice referendum result...
Dechlan Brennan 5 Jan 2024
Huge support for Indigenous voice despite lost vote
Australians rejected an Indigenous voice to parliament largely because they thought it would divide the country. An Australia...
Alex Mitchell 28 Nov 2023
Past, present and future: was, is and always will be
Where to now for reconciliation in the wake of the unsuccessful referendum on a First Nations voice to parliament?  That's th...
Rudi Maxwell 24 Nov 2023
Referendum day employment boost to show up in jobs data
The Indigenous voice referendum may show up in the official labour force numbers as a one-off boost to employment. Hiring may h...
Poppy Johnston 16 Nov 2023
Malarndirri McCarthy tells AEDF now is the time for Indigenous people to show respect and resilience
Northern Territory Labor senator Malarndirri McCarthy is urging First Nations people to get back to "business", remain resilient...
Brendan Foster 10 Nov 2023
Voters officially have final say on voice referendum

The final results of the voice referendum have been formally confirmed, after Australians emphatically rejected the proposal for an Indigenous advisory board. Australians in Octob...

Kat Wong Nov 7, 2023
Young Aboriginal voices key to improving outcomes

The referendum result told young Indigenous people their futures and voices do not matter but they are key to creating better outcomes, a Victorian commissioner says. Aboriginal c...

Tara Cosoleto Nov 2, 2023
Julian Leeser issues plea to Labor and Greens in wake of Voice referendum

Julian Leeser has called for ideological shifts from Labor and The Greens on accepting an award for his advocacy for the Voice to Parliament.  The former shadow attorney general a...

Jarred Cross Oct 26, 2023
Indigenous students 'facing racism' due to voice result

Indigenous schoolchildren have faced racist bullying by peers who interpreted the voice referendum failure as a rejection of First Nations people, a Senate hearing has been told....

Alex Mitchell Oct 25, 2023
Aurora Education Foundation urges support for Indigenous communities following Voice defeat

The head of an Indigenous organisation which assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in education and employment has encouraged the group's stakeholders and supporters...

Callan Morse Oct 24, 2023
Government defends misinformation laws exemption

Proposed new laws cracking down on misinformation should not cover government messages because of the impact on disaster alerts, an inquiry has been told. The Albanese government...

Voice defeat will impact human rights stance: advocate

Australia's ability to raise human rights issues abroad has been diminished by the Indigenous voice referendum defeat, a leading 'yes' campaigner says. Thomas Mayo, a leader of...

Tess Ikonomou Oct 24, 2023
PM's call to Australians amid Indigenous leaders dismay at Voice rejection

Anthony Albanese says there is a “new national awareness” of the need to Close the Gap in response to a question regarding a joint statement from Indigenous leaders labelling lands...

Jarred Cross Oct 23, 2023
Indigenous leaders break silence after voice defeat

Indigenous leaders have warned the mistakes of the past will be repeated after Australians overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to enshrine a voice in the constitution. In the natio...

Maeve Bannister Oct 23, 2023
'Wild' racism leaves doubt on Indigenous reconciliation

Heartbroken Indigenous communities are questioning if reconciliation is possible in Australia as fallout continues from the failed voice referendum. The Central Australian Aborigi...

"Deeply Saddening": Land Councils respond to referendum result after week of mourning

A number of Indigenous groups across the country have concluded a week of silence after the Voice to Parliament referendum defeat to express sadness, disappointment and defiance, s...

Dechlan Brennan Oct 23, 2023
Indigenous voice campaigners lash referendum 'no' vote

Indigenous 'yes' campaign leaders have broken their silence over the October 14 referendum, describing the result as "shameful". An unsigned, open letter released on Sunday said...

Kathryn Magann Oct 23, 2023
Voters want to close Indigenous gap, despite lost voice

Australians want to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, regardless of what the voice referendum outcome might infer. The nation voted down a proposal...

Kat Wong Oct 20, 2023
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