Australians vote on Aboriginal people – level 2

19-10-2023 07:00

Australian people rejected a proposal to recognize Aboriginal people in its constitution.

Saturday’s referendum aimed to promote friendly relations and solve problems, but it failed. To succeed, it was necessary to win both a majority of the national vote and majorities in four of Australia’s six states. This is seen as a blow to progress in addressing discrimination and improving the health and economic situation of Indigenous people.

More than 17 million Australians were eligible to vote, and many people visited embassies around the world. Some people and politicians fought hard to improve the situation of Indigenous people, but they were not successful.

Difficult words: majority (the greater number), blow (hard powerful move), discrimination (unfair action or treatment of someone of a different group), eligible (when someone has the right to do something).

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

What actions should be taken now to address the discrimination and improve the situation of Indigenous people in Australia?


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