Independent Australia: Voice referendum a possible step towards Constitution renewal

The Voice to Parliament referendum proposal has now become law as of the 19th of June 2023 when it was passed in the Senate with 52 for and 19 against, Klaas Woldring reports. 

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) First Nations Justice Action Group strongly supports the proposed Constitutional alteration bill.

Former NSWCCL President, Nicholas Cowdery AO QC, commented, "Australia’s First Nations peoples constitute the world’s oldest living culture — over 65,000 years. Colonisation took away their land, languages and many traditions and has left them almost without a voice to power. That process has created social disadvantage leading directly to over-representation in prisons around the country."

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