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Why I cannot support the ‘Voice’

14 October 2023

6:40 AM

14 October 2023

6:40 AM

On the eve of the referendum to change the Constitution by inserting a new chapter IX, the so-called Voice, people have a final chance to draw a deep breath and reject this structural change to our democracy by voting ‘No’.

The proposal is not benign; it is not simply an advisory body; it is not a matter of ‘being on the right side of history’, or Noel Pearson’s claim that ‘voting ‘Yes’ is morally right’, or that we as a nation will be diminished in the eyes of the world or any other saccharine claim that has been made about the...

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