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Letter from Australia: A vote handled badly by Christians

Recently the Australia electorate voted on an important constitutional referendum which would have recognised the indigenous Aboriginal people in the constitution and would have established a separate indigenous Voice to the Parliament.

David Robertson, Sydney Anglicans

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In order to pass, this amendment required four of the six federal states to vote in favour, as well as a majority of the electorate. In the event every single state voted against, and over 60% of the electorate. It was a humiliating and, to some, surprising result. Some have called it Australia’s Brexit moment.