Australia’s Albanese takes share of blame for Indigenous referendum failure

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Australia’s Albanese takes share of blame for Indigenous referendum failure

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese acknowledged his responsibility for the failure of the Indigenous recognition referendum, which could undermine his authority. The referendum, held on Saturday, saw over 60% of Australians voting against altering the constitution to recognize Indigenous peoples and establish an advisory body for parliamentary matters concerning the community. Despite opposition from the Liberal party, Albanese remained committed to a “Yes” vote. This referendum failure marks only the ninth unsuccessful referendum in Australia’s history, highlighting the rarity of successful referenda without bipartisan support. Albanese faced Liberal leader Peter Dutton in parliament for the first time since the referendum’s outcome, accepting responsibility for his decisions. Dutton, who initially supported a second referendum on Indigenous recognition, now believes there will be no appetite for another vote in the near future. Despite the setback, Albanese remains the preferred leader, and the Labor party’s popularity in polls has not significantly declined. However, the referendum’s failure is seen as a major setback for reconciliation efforts with the Indigenous community and may harm Australia’s international reputation regarding its treatment of Indigenous people. The Sydney Morning Herald described the referendum’s damage as extreme, while the Australian Financial Review called the result heartbreaking for the Indigenous community. Albanese noted that remote areas with Indigenous communities showed strong support for the referendum, contrasting with the rest of the country.

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