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Alan Jones: should the pension age be lowered for Indigenous people?

15 March 2023

4:30 AM

15 March 2023

4:30 AM

Wouldn’t it be valid to argue (though Australians are frightened to say it) that Indigenous Australians, who constitute 3.8 per cent of the population, enjoy inordinate attention? Notwithstanding, of course, the impossible disadvantage suffered by many.

With the proposed Voice to Parliament, we are expected to approve a race-based amendment to the Constitution; yet we see universities, businesses, sports administrators, and allegedly intelligent people finding nothing wrong with this – an alteration to the Constitution that empowers one group of Australians over another.

Why shouldn’t the elderly have a special Voice to the Parliament; or Italians, or Muslims, or the disabled?

Yet the...

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