Voice to Parliament referendum: Northern Territory shut out?

The NT was the big subject of national referendum debate. Local voices say it was excluded from genuine conversations, processes, and outcomes.

Indigenous voice to parliament referendum signs in Darwin (Image: AAP/Esther Linder)

From Top End to Arnhem Land to Katherine, Jilkminggan, Tennant Creek, Elliot, Alice Springs, and much in between, federal member for Lingiari Marion Scrymgour traversed thousands of kilometres in the three weeks leading up to the Voice to Parliament referendum to ensure remote communities in her Northern Territory electorate knew that the vote was coming, understood what it meant, and were equipped to cast a ballot.

Now, in the wake of a No result, the minister said she must retrace her steps and revisit those communities to “follow up” and explain what’s happened.

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