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It’s the constitution, not a poem

Any form of constitutional recognition would be pointless

1 July 2023

9:00 AM

1 July 2023

9:00 AM

Opposition leader Peter Dutton, in speaking recently to the Voice referendum legislation, stated that, ‘The opposition supports constitutional recognition but ….’

I am confounded by the increasing number of conservative politicians and commentators who, apparently, support ‘constitutional recognition’ without really defining what this means. While we are debating the rights and wrongs of this Voice proposal, we should not just accept that some form of symbolic recognition is a given and offer it as a consolation prize should the Voice referendum fail.

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