Katina Curtis: John Howard-era Cabinet documents reveal some familiar arguments | The West Australian

Cabinet documents from John Howard’s era reveal parallels in the debate over Indigenous recognition and the Voice to Parliament, but public sentiment has moved on.

Two decades ago, the Coalition argued it shouldn’t pursue any treaty with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people because it would be divisive, open to legal challenge and wouldn’t have any impact on real world disadvantage. Sound familiar?

Source: Katina Curtis: John Howard-era Cabinet documents reveal some familiar arguments | The West Australian

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