Some universities yet to decide on ‘Indigenous Voice’ body

Some Australian research bodies and universities are lining up behind the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, but others are yet to take a side, writes Jenny Sinclair for Research Professional News.

The Voice is a proposal to establish a statutory body that will have the power to advise both parliament and the executive arm of government on matters affecting Indigenous Australians. It is a response to the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart, in which Indigenous people called for “Voice, Treaty, Truth” to resolve long-standing issues around Australian history.

A referendum on the issue was an election promise of the current Labor government and is expected to take place later this year. Parliament is currently debating the bill that would establish the Voice. No major institutions have said they support a ‘no’ vote, but several appear unlikely to take a position either way.
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