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Michael Long and Michael O’Loughlin among those urging yes vote in referendum though campaign does not expect support from AFL or NRL during grand finals

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AFL greats Michael O’Loughlin and Michael Long have implored Australians to consider voting yes to the Indigenous voice referendum, saying the advisory committee is a way for the country to “move forward” together.

But despite support for the voice from the AFL and NRL, it is unclear how prominently the football codes will campaign for the referendum in their finals series and grand finals, taking place shortly before the 14 October voting day.

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