7NEWS Spotlight: Oct 8

Ahead of the Referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament 7NEWS Spotlight will broadcast a live, one-hour special this Sunday.

Michael Usher, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Greenhalgh will lead the coverage addressing key issues, questions and misinformation on all sides.

Featuring are Yes advocates Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians Senator Malarndirri McCarthy, and veteran journalist Ray Martin, who is of indigenous heritage, while Independent Senator for Victoria Lidia Thorpe and Shadow Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, will represent the No campaign.

Each will state their case before a live audience of undecided voters, who will share their views on the debate in real-time with an on-screen poll, while viewers can also cast their voting intentions via 7NEWS.com.au.

7NEWS Spotlight has travelled to some of Australia’s most remote Aboriginal communities including Pukatja in South Australia and Imanpa in the Northern Territory, both with a combined population of under 650 – to meet with First Nations people and understand first-hand their views on enshrining an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Constitution.

Michael Usher has also conducted an interview PM Anthony Albanese.

“It’s a defining moment of our times and we’ve travelled the nation in search of answers,” Michael Usher said. “It hasn’t been easy.

“In Hobart, we travelled to a Yes campaign rally with the Prime Minister and then sat down with him for an exclusive interview, during which he answers five key questions from No and Undecided voters. We’ll show you that and strive to give all sides, clarity on this important vote.”

9pm Sunday on Seven.

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