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Albanese copies Ardern, seeking to enshrine race in politics

1 August 2022

10:00 AM

1 August 2022

10:00 AM

At first, I was a surprised that it took our new Prime Minister little more than two months since his electoral victory to announce the first step in his policy to create an Indigenous Voice.

Given the magnitude of such a constitutional amendment, and the extent to which it would alter the political fabric of the Commonwealth, a sensible person would have called for greater reflection and public discussion in the broader Australian community, if only to consider its institutional effects and likelihood of success where so many previous Indigenous councils have failed.

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