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Putting the Voice in the Constitution: a dangerous move

10 February 2021

4:00 AM

10 February 2021

4:00 AM

Recently, The Australian has run a series of articles, six at least, pushing the idea of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.  A common theme is that this Voice needs to be ‘enshrined’ in the Constitution, ostensibly to put it beyond the reach of governments to emasculate it.   

Chris Kenny, a journalist whom I admire more than almost any other, has written recently in The Australian,  concerning the proposed Voice to Parliament: 

Former prime minister Tony Abbott — a leading opponent of the Voice, to be sure — neatly argues that recognition of Indigenous Australians would not alter the constitution so much as complete it.

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