After the Voice referendum: how far along are First Nations treaty negotiations across the country?

26 Oct 2023

Dr Dani Linder writes for The Conversation
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The Uluru Statement from the Heart called for Voice, treaty and truth.

On October 14, Australians said “no” to the Voice to the Parliament, choosing not to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory body in the Constitution. Many Indigenous Australians are devastated, seeing the result as a dismissal of their place and status on this continent.

But this is not the whole story.

The national focus on the Voice referendum has obscured remarkable developments at the state and territory level.

Every Australian jurisdiction, except Western Australia, has committed to talking treaty with First Nations peoples. But what might the defeat of the referendum mean for treaty?

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