For the Indigenous Voice referendum to pass, Australians need a better understanding of why they are voting on it

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Melbourne’s inner city is often caricatured by conservatives as a progressive, vigilante, mandelatt left-wing heartland.

With these assumptions you can conclude that in this part of Australia understanding and support for Indigenous rights issues would be well established.

On Wednesday night, I quietly sat in on a “focus group” organized by consultancy group Redbridge in Melbourne’s inner city, Richmond, mainly about the state election campaign.

The group of six shared their views on the Liberals, Greens and Dan Andrews Labor government.

Their general attitude was that the election was uninspiring and that after this year’s federal election they are a little tired of hearing about politics. They couldn’t wait for it to end.

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