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Aboriginal voices on the Voice

Indigenous Australians say No to ‘just another trick’

29 July 2023

9:00 AM

29 July 2023

9:00 AM

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has encouraged Australians ‘to talk with First Nations people’ about the Voice but with only 3.2 per cent of the population identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the 2021 census, it isn’t that easy.

On a trip in May to Katherine in the Northern Territory, I ask James, a Jawoyn guide at Katherine Gorge, also known as Nitmiluk (pronounced Nit-Me-Look) which means Land of the Cicada Dreaming, what he thinks of the Voice.

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