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Turnbull rejects Indigenous advisory board proposal

The PM has delivered a stinging criticism of the Referendum Council’s proposal, describing it as contrary to the "principles of equality and citizenship".
SBS

Bill Shorten announces support for constitutional 'Voice to Parliament'

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has backed a constitutionally-enshrined "Voice to Parliament" for Indigenous people, marking the first clear commitment by him or Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the..
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Indigenous 'Voice to Parliament' vote needed: Referendum Council

SBS World News Radio: A national Indigenous representative body has advised the Government to hold a referendum to establish a 'Voice to Parliament'.
SBS

Referendum Council's one recommendation leaves Malcolm Turnbull unsure

The body established to advise Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten on indigenous recognition has rejected a push for a treaty.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Referendum Council delivers final report

Australia's political leaders have been urged to hold a referendum on including an indigenous advisory council in federal parliament.
SBS

Two councils to hold referendums on mergers at September elections

Two Sydney councils in traditional Liberal heartland will use council elections to conduct a referendum on council mergers, adding to mounting pressure on the Berejiklian government over the..
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Council urges calm on referendum questions

Referendum Council co-chair Mark Leibler says while it won't recommend anything opposed by indigenous people, the Uluru Statement is part of a bigger picture.
SBS

Referendum Council switches to treaty, voice in parliament

SBS Radio News: The Indigenous Referendum Council has dropped the pursuit of constitutional recognition for Australia's Indigenous people, calling instead for a treaty and a voice in parliament.The..
SBS

'No such thing': Aboriginal MPs deny settling on 'politicians' model' for recognition

High-profile Aboriginal politicians insist they are waiting on the work of the Referendum Council.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Independents want to make North Shore byelection a referendum on council amalgamations

Anti-amalgamation activists will target Liberal candidate Felicity Wilson on her history of support for council mergers.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Further delay for indigenous referendum

The Referendum Council says it needs more time to consider how to best recognise indigenous people in the constitution.
SBS

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says treaty could be considered

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says Parliament should consider a treaty with Indigenous Australians if it is recommended by the recognition referendum council, breaking ranks with Prime..
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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