Politicians must trust the people on Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Noel Pearson signs the Uluru Statement from the Heart in May 2017.

A referendum on the Voice offers another national opportunity for Australia to continue its journey of coming to terms with its past. A yes vote offers the opportunity to renovate the constitution from a document that is silent about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history of this continent and which permits discrimination on the basis of race. As the Uluru statement from the heart says: In 1967, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people “were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard”.

Source: Politicians must trust the people on Indigenous Voice to Parliament

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