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After the Voice, what next?

Changes needed and not needed to our constitution

23 September 2023

9:00 AM

23 September 2023

9:00 AM

The Voice is not alone on the federal government’s change agenda. To begin with, there is the scheduled second attempt to impose a politicians’ republic, not only stripping away crucial checks and balances on the politicians and especially the prime minister, but also providing a presidential ‘election’ worthy of some third-world guided democracy; the further undermining of our century-old, fair process for conducting referendums; a misinformation Bill not only breaching our ancient separation of powers and the constitutionally implied freedom of political communication, but also gagging ordinary Australians and exempting elites; no interest in fulfilling the promise to find, objectively,...

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