Indigenous leader says vote will lead to a more unified country, in rebuke to the no campaign, which claims voice will be ‘divisive’

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Noel Pearson will use a speech on Thursday evening to argue a yes in the Indigenous voice to parliament referendum would unify the nation, saying “no more profound a vote” has been put to the Australian people.

The founder of the Cape York Institute and leading yes campaigner will deliver the annual Federation University reconciliation lecture in Melbourne on Thursday.

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