Opinion

Republic loss casts dark shadow over Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum

By John Warhurst
Updated August 4 2022 - 6:56am, first published 6:20am
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese with Yolngu men during Garma Festival 2022. Picture: Getty Images

The proposed referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is very different from the 1999 republic referendum, though there are some important similarities. Nevertheless, referendum history, especially the republic referendum defeat, frames the emerging debate and casts a shadow over its prospects of success.

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