Giving a formal “voice” to the indigenous people. and allowing the approximately 900,000 people who identify themselves as such, out of Australia’s 25 million population, to be represented by an advisory body and thus have a say in the development of national policies. that it The will of the Australian Prime MinisterAnthony Albanese, who called on voters to vote for the motion. Amend the constitution to recognize the indigenous peoples of Australia by creating an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice ».
For him, this referendum, which will take place during 2023, is an opportunity for Australians to make amends for centuries of injustice, by officially recognizing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, and giving them a voice in the decision-making process. Regard “ How does our nation see itself? It is about whether we have the confidence to own our story The most prominent center-left leader.
But the outcome of this vote is still uncertain. Polls show around 60% of Australians support constitutional change, but support is eroding and questions remain about how voice “the original people. The Prime Minister tried to allay fears, stressing that “ voice “was a request” decent which was as much about how Australia saw itself as it was about making actual laws.
For decades, Australia’s predominantly white population has struggled to come to terms with their often brutal past. For more than a century, Indigenous Australians have not been considered full citizens, and although these rights are now enshrined in law, deep inequalities remain. This minority faces more difficult living conditions, with less access to healthcare and education, lower life expectancy, and lower wages.
« A voice in Parliament, enshrined in our Constitution, means that our people are heard and listened to on issues that matter to us. said Indigenous Sen. Patrick Dodson.
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