Opinion

How the pandemic killed the Indigenous referendum

Michelle Grattan
By Michelle Grattan
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:55pm, first published June 5 2020 - 6:30pm

When Ken Wyatt, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, last week effectively pronounced dead the prospect of a referendum on Indigenous recognition being put to the people this parliamentary term, the demise of his hoped-for timetable received little attention.

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.

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