On the weekend, the Nation responded with a resounding No Vote, to the Voice Referendum on recognising Indigenous Australians as the first inhabitants of this land in our Constitution as well as instituting an Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Voice Advisory Body.
What happened, why did it fail? Why was there so much adversity towards this referendum? What will these mean for us moving forward as a Nation? Simon Creek, Executive Director of HHG Legal Group joined Leah to answer these important questions.
“I think we’d all agree that this has shown this concept of trying to persuade the Australian people to accept a radical and quite abstract concept without detail. Honestly, don’t take us for mugs. I think that same message is going to apply to any other attempt in future. If you want to make a difference here, show us how it practically will improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.“
Listen to full conversation below.