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CheckMate: Would a second referendum be needed to make changes to the Voice?

Conjecture continues to circulate online regarding what can be changed about the Voice through legislation in the event of a successful referendum. RMIT ABC Fact Check spoke to experts to clear it up.
A completely empty chamber of the House of Representatives with not a single person in the green seats.

We fact checked Anthony Albanese on young Indigenous men in jail or university. Here's what we found

An oft-repeated claim during the Voice campaign has been that a young Indigenous man is more likely to go to jail than university. Is that correct?
Anthony Albanese wears black glasses and speaks in front of a blurred background. VERIDCT: Fair call

The Voice campaign has generated much misinformation. Here it is, debunked, all in one place

The Voice to Parliament referendum has been a major source of misinformation. As early voting opens next week, here are the key pieces of misinformation.
A black background with various different cards falling. In focus is one card with Parliament House on it

We fact checked Geoffrey Blainey on counting Indigenous people in the census. Here's what we found

In an opinion piece published in The Australian, historian Geoffrey Blainey said Indigenous people were counted in every federal census since 1901. Is that correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
White background with a commonwealth coat of arms. Underneath it reads "Census of the Commonwealth of Australia"

We fact checked Jacinta Nampijinpa Price on the negative impacts of colonisation. Here's what we found

No campaigner Jacinta Nampijinpa Price told the National Press Club last week there are no ongoing negative impacts of colonisation on Indigenous Australians. RMIT ABC Fact Check takes a look.
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price speaks at a podium at the National Press Club

CheckMate: Does the government spend $30 billion a year on Indigenous people alone?

A list of Indigenous-focused organisations has been gaining traction online along with claims the bodies already represent a Voice to Parliament. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
a person in an Akubra hat silhouetted against an Indigenous flag

What's the evidence for 60,000 years of Indigenous history?

Coalition senator Gerard Rennick has questioned the basis for claims Australia's Indigenous history dates back more than 60,000 years. What do the experts say?
Gerard Rennick sits on the backbench in the Senate looking into the distance

We fact checked Peter Dutton on whether Labor cut the defence budget this year. Here's what we found

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says Labor cut $1.5 billion from defence in the budget earlier this year. Is that correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
A tight headshot of peter dutton wearing a pair of black framed glasses. Verdict: MISLEADING with an orange asterisk

This pervasive myth about the 1967 referendum refuses to die

As the Voice to Parliament referendum campaign began in earnest this week, claims resurfaced online that Indigenous people were once governed by a 'flora and fauna' act. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
Tally board for the referendum results at the Albert Hall, Canberra, 1967.
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