The Voice is necessary if we want to close the gap

Closing the Gap Co-chairs June Oscar and Karl Briscoe explain the link between the Voice and the Closing the Gap outcomes.

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LSJ Explains: Referendums and the process of changing the Constitution

Paul Kildea, Associate Professor at UNSW Law and Justice, outlines the history and the mechanics of referendums, and how the referendum on the Voice could…

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LSJ explains: The Voice referendum

In the lead up to the referendum, LSJ shares the perspectives of community members, campaigns and researchers on the core themes surrounding the inclusion of…

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Through my eyes: Community perspectives on the Voice

People from diverse communities explain how their cultural background has shaped their views on the Voice.

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A precious gift: The importance of constitutional recognition

Mark Leibler answers LSJ’s questions about his views on constitutional recognition. Leibler co-chaired both the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the…

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No, the Voice isn’t a ‘radical’ change to our Constitution

Allowing the Voice to advise both the executive and parliament is the constitutionally conservative option, and the model most consistent with Australia’s current and historical…

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Can we get to an affirmative 91.4 percent again?

Constitutional reform that can erase all, or even part of the historical damage of colonialism will not be achieved in one fell swoop.

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From the Heart: enshrining constitutional recognition

In 2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart urged non-Indigenous Australians “to walk with” Indigenous Australians for Voice, Treaty and Truth. Four years on from…

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Black letter law*

An exploration of how a black letter application of the Bail Act can command fairer outcomes for First Nations people.

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