The "Constitution Alteration (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice) 2023" bill passes the Australian House of Representatives, thereby allowing for a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament later this year.
The Australian House of Representatives votes 86–50 to censure former prime minister Scott Morrison for failing to disclose to the parliament and the public his secret appointments to a number of ministries during his premiership. Morrison is the first former Australian prime minister to be censured.
The Australian Government pays a A$2,000,000 settlement to the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku to end a class action lawsuit in the Federal Court over the controversial Community Development Program, which saw unemployed Ngaanyatjarra and other Indigenous Australian people in remote communities working up to 25 hours a week otherwise unpaid in order to receive the JobSeeker payment, which is generally considered to be less than the cost of living and which is provided to other Australians in exchange for completing a fortnightly quota of job applications. The Ngaanyatjarra accused the program of being racist and a form of modern slavery.
The High Court of Australia disqualifies Senator Katy Gallagher because she held dual citizenship with the United Kingdom when elected, not renouncing it in time. Four MPs in similar situations have also resigned, setting up four by-elections.