Tag: Voice

The Voice to Parliament: Why the ‘Detail’ Argument is Bunk – » The Australian Independent Media Network

One of the ‘arguments’ that are brandied about concerning the Voice is ‘lack of detail’. The government is not being precise in its definitions of what these changes would mean in practice. This claim can be laid to rest if one reads the report that serves as the basis for the Voice. In this piece I want to provide some of the ‘missing detail’ by quoting from and analysing the report. Since the media will seemingly not do its job, somebody has to.

The Voice to Parliament: Why the ‘Detail’ Argument is Bunk – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What can history teach us to ensure a successful referendum for A First Nations Voice to parliament?

The Albanese government is moving ahead with plans to hold a first-term referendum on a First Nations Voice. The Prime Minister has attended the annual Garma Festival in northeast Arnhem Land, where the Voice was a key focus.

What can history teach us to ensure a successful referendum for A First Nations Voice to parliament?

Why the Coalition risks a backlash if it breaks the Voice

Whenever the former prime minister paid his respects to Indigenous leaders past, present and emerging, he would include a shout-out to any servicemen and women in the audience. At best, it had been a clumsy attempt by Morrison to drape himself in the Australian flag; at worst, a passive-aggressive reminder that the white man was in charge.

Why the Coalition risks a backlash if it breaks the Voice

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”.

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