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The Voice of unreason: no easy way out of this mess

24 September 2023

2:02 AM

24 September 2023

2:02 AM

The Voice will likely fail. Possibly at referendum, but, if it succeeds at clearing that hurdle, it will fail in meeting its objectives.

What are its objectives? Ostensibly, its advocates say, to improve the lives of our Indigenous brothers and sisters, harmonising long-strained race relations, and paying due respect to the lineage of ancestry present in current-day Aboriginal people.

Conversely, and subversively – its opponents say – it seeks to upend the Constitutional order, to entrench racial prejudice within our governing apparatus, and to pave the way for the rise of a vindictive, self-loathing national identity – one that hates its British heritage,...

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