The government is bid to pass a referendum to enshrine an Indigenous Voice in the Constitution, with the Nationals announcing they will oppose it.

Nationals’ leader David Littleproud said the party didn’t believe the Voice would “genuinely close the gap” as the party suggested empowering Indigenous communities at a local level instead of creating another layer of bureaucracy in Canberra.

The referendum will require support in a majority of states as well as an overall majority to pass.

Produced By: Tamar Pilobisian

Featured In Story: Mary Spiers Williams – Sub Dean of Australian Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 29 November 2022