An alliance of philanthropic foundations has declared their support for the Voice: a combined $17-million pledge from the philanthropic sector to the Yes campaign.
Right now in Alice Springs and around the north of Australia charities are working with Aboriginal service providers to solve problems. But the $17-million pledge is a political act.
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Gary Johns is the former Commissioner of the Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and secretary of Recognise a Better Way. He is also a former Labor federal minister.
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