Research Papers

Four Reasons To Reject The Referendum Council Recommendations

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28 July 2017

Our new research brief is on the Four Reasons why the Referendum Council’s recommendations for Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be rejected.

The proposal to entrench an indigenous ‘voice to parliament’ is a radical idea. Race should not be used as a qualification for participation in democracy.

The creation of a constitutional body to exclusively represent one group is divisive and elevates members of that group above others in our community.

The Constitution is fundamentally a rule book for the nation. Race Has No Place in the Australian Constitution.

Download the research brief here.

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