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Lamentations and hope at ACU Voice Referendum book launch

A failure of process, a shift in the nation’s temper, a lack of reliable information and the city-regions divide were among factors contributing to the defeat of the Voice to Parliament referendum, leading Yes proponents said at the launch of two new books at the Australian Catholic University on 2 July.

Review: How the Voice Referendum’s defeat ‘unsettled’ Australia

Two new books from Connor Court Publishing give long-overdue postmortems of last year’s Voice to Parliament referendum. Damien Freeman and Fr Frank Brennan SJ have given us some of the most extensive appraisals of its defeat to date, avoiding simple blame-laying and taking a broader view of why things went wrong.
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