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Aboriginal in Australia UPSC NOTE

 Referendum in Australia on Aboriginal

  • On October 14, 2023, a referendum was held in Australia on whether to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Constitution. 

  • The proposed Voice would be a body of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who would advise the Parliament on matters affecting their lives.

  • The referendum was defeated, with 52.9% of voters voting "No" and 47.1% voting "Yes". 

  • The referendum failed to achieve a majority of votes in all states and territories.

Referendum in Australia on Aboriginal

  • The defeat of the referendum was a setback for efforts to achieve constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the First Nations peoples of Australia

  • They have a rich and diverse culture that dates back over 65,000 years. 

  • Aboriginal peoples are the traditional owners of mainland Australia, while Torres Strait Islander peoples are the traditional owners of the Torres Strait Islands, which lie between Australia and Papua New Guinea. 

 

Referendum in Australia on Aboriginal

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a deep connection to the land, sea, and sky

  • They have a unique way of knowing and understanding the world, which is passed down through generations .

The impact of misinformation on the referendum

  • Misinformation played a significant role in the defeat of the referendum.

  • There was a widespread campaign of misinformation spread on social media and through other channels. This misinformation included claims that the Voice would give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people special rights.

  • This misinformation was successful in swaying a significant number of voters against the Voice.

  •  A poll conducted after the referendum found that 23% of voters who voted "No" said that they had been influenced by misinformation.

  • It undermines the democratic process and makes it difficult for voters to make informed decisions. 



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