‘Two doomed referendums’. That was this column’s heading on 9 July 2022 about the Albanese government’s decision to hold a referendum for an indigenous Voice in the constitution. If successful, another was scheduled to follow, changing the constitution to one for a politicians’ republic. This is one where most or all checks and balances on a prime minister are removed.
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