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Truth, treaty, or trickery? The ‘why’ behind the Voice

4 August 2023

1:11 PM

4 August 2023

1:11 PM

On the victory podium after last year’s election, the first thing Anthony Albanese did was commit his new Labor government to the Uluru Statement from the Heart ‘in full’.

This document, developed by invite-only delegates to a conference at Uluru in 2017, demands a Voice be enshrined in the Constitution, a treaty, and so-called truth-telling – as if there is some conspiracy to hide the truth of Australia’s past.

Voice, treaty, truth is the catch-cry.

It also asserts the ‘sovereignty’ of Indigenous people, as if they should be divided from and governed differently from other Australians.

Despite being committed to the Uluru Statement from the...

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