The No case won a huge victory with 61% of voters rejecting the proposal to insert an Aboriginal and Islander consultative body into the constitution.
Polling shows the No case with a virtually unassailable lead, but it might not be as strong as it looks if No voters take it easy on the day.
There are several lessons Australians can learn from this weekend's vote.
It is because it is anti-democratic; undermines the power of existing indigenous voices; permanent; and on past performance, likely to be disfunctional. It is also divisive.
Labor populism under Bill Shorten and Sally McManus, if they deliver on their promises, will make the economy inflexible and weak.
The uproar over the use of the word "discover" is the latest skirmish in a war over two equally mythical views of Australian history.
Associate Executive Director Gary Johns was the outsider on Sky News' Outsiders on Sunday. Listen to the broadcast here.
The interim report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory is heading dangerously close to yet another ideological cul-de-sac.
Judge Matthew Myers and Chief Judge John Pascoe of the Federal Circuit Court have expressed concern that Aboriginal children are likelier than non-Aboriginal children to be taken from their homes. Indeed, they are, but what business is this of judges of the court?
“Not ready to vote” is the phrase the government has been advised to use as the excuse to delay until 2017 a referendum to recognise Aborigines in the Constitution. Could it just be conceivable that, no matter how much of our money governments spend telling us otherwise, Australians will never be ready for further constitutional recognition?