Australia has rejected a proposal to include indigenous peoples in its constitution.

By: 600011 On: Oct 15, 2023, 5:23 PM


The idea to include indigenous peoples in the constitution was decisively rejected by Australia. Australians were asked to vote in a referendum on whether the constitution should be changed to recognize Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, establishing an indigenous advisory body named "Voice to Parliament."Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stated that this was not the expected outcome and that the country must find a new path to reconciliation. Indigenous Australians, who make up 3.8% of the country's 26 million population, have resided there for years, yet the constitution makes no mention of this. They are the country's most backward people. Proponents of the plan think that adding an Indigenous voice to the constitution will bring Australia together and usher in a new era with its Indigenous people.