Country, Culture, People, Future

April 2023

AEC launches Referendum Disinformation Register

Posted: April 28th, 2023

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has launched a Referendum Disinformation Register to help stop mistruths spreading about referendum processes, in relation to the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

As part of this, the AEC has made it clear it is not fact-checking claims about the Yes or No case for a referendum, nor is it seeking to censor debate in any way – the register is about the processes surrounding how the referendum works.

“The message here is simple,” Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said. “The AEC will not tolerate the spread of mistruths about our referendum processes, no matter the source.

“While we’ll be active in communicating about referendum processes, it’s up to voters to stop and consider information they see, hear or read from ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns.

“The Australian vote belongs to all Australians and there is freedom of political communication. However, if you spread incorrect information about the process we run – deliberately or otherwise – we will correct you.”

The register also includes a section to help readers identify tactics used to spread electoral disinformation.

National Indigenous Carbon Forum

Posted: April 3rd, 2023

The Indigenous Carbon Industry Network (ICIN) is holding the second annual National Indigenous Carbon Forum on Yugambeh Country (Gold Coast, Queensland) from 16 to 18 May.

The 2023 forum is a hybrid event, held both in-person and online. With a strong emphasis on Indigenous-led discussions, it features presentations from First Nations rangers and land managers to scientists, policy-makers, market specialists and others in the industry.

“It’s really important that we, as First Nations people, build strategic partnerships with people and organisations that want to see us succeed,” ICIN Co-Chair Cissy Gore-Birch said.

“This is a growing industry and, as traditional leaders of this country, we want to take advantage of these opportunities. We can see that the carbon industry has really benefited our people in moving forward. We want to work with strategic partners to continue to improve and keep evolving and keeping up with the times but also making sure that the traditional knowledge is not missed.”

Find out more about what’s on offer over the three days.


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Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

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