Australians vote on Aboriginal people – level 1

19-10-2023 07:00

Australia says no to a plan which would help Aboriginal people and their problems.

Australians do not want to change their constitution. Also, they say no to a plan to create a special group which would talk to politicians about Indigenous problems. But most people do not want it. On Saturday, there is a big vote. Shortly after the vote, it is already clear that the plan is not going to happen. Some people feel sad. They think that Aboriginal people still have problems with health, school, and more.

The vote happens 235 years after the British people come to Australia. Many people do not treat Aboriginal people fairly. Some people want to change it. But it will be very hard now.

Difficult words: Aboriginal people (people who live in Australia for hundreds of years), constitution (a set of rules of a country), treat (to deal with someone in a certain way).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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