The Guardian Weekly - 2021-11-26


Indigenous fears after plan for voter ID mooted

Global Report

Indigenous leaders from the Northern Territory have voiced their concerns over proposed legislation that would require voters to show identification before voting in federal elections and referendums. There are fears it will amplify the discrimination already experienced by many Indigenous citizens when they attempt to cast their ballot. Senator Malarndirri McCarthy called for the bill to be withdrawn, saying more efforts should be focused on enrolling Indigenous Territorians to vote, not deterring them from taking part in polls.


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