Four Reasons To Reject The Referendum Council Recommendations

Four Reasons To Reject The Referendum Council Recommendations

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s premier free market think tank, is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom.

The Parliamentary Research Brief program is designed to provide politicians and policy makers around the country with succinct information on various policy areas.

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.

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