Australians to vote in landmark Indigenous rights referendum

On Saturday, Australians will decide whether to recognise First Nations peoples in the constitution for the first time in the 1901 constitution and create an Indigenous advisory body — a so-called “Voice” — for policies that affect their communities. Opinion polls give the reforms little hope, with recent surveys indicating the “yes” camp is polling at just over 40 percent and the “no” side at nearly 60 percent.

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