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Australians reject historic Indigenous Voice referendum

Posted on AllSides October 14th, 2023
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Australians have voted against a historic Indigenous referendum

Australia's national broadcaster ABC projects that three states have voted no, effectively defeating the referendum

Voters were asked to enshrine an Indigenous advisory body in the constitution that recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the nation’s First Peoples

No campaigners said the Voice to Parliament racially divides the country and have questioned how it would operate

But Yes advocates said it was a modest yet profound change allowing Indigenous Australians to take their 'rightful place' in their own country

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