Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament

Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice
11 October 2023

Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice

 Click here to download the research report. If an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the Voice) is inserted into the Australian Constitution, it will have the power to make ‘representations’ to the Commonwealth parliament and executive government. The power to make representations implies the Voice will be representative. However, analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs finds the Voice
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Undemocratic, Unfair, Complex And Divisive – An Analysis Of The Calma-Langton Report
16 June 2023

Undemocratic, Unfair, Complex And Divisive – An Analysis Of The Calma-Langton Report

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has provided little detail about how his proposed Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament will work in practice. When pressed for more detail about this proposed amendment to the Australian Constitution, the Prime Minister’s only response has been frequent, direct, and explicit references to the model developed through a Voice Co-design process (‘the Calma-Langton Model Voice’) and published
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Analysis Of The Calma-langton Report Shows How Radical And Divisive Voice Will Be
16 June 2023

Analysis Of The Calma-langton Report Shows How Radical And Divisive Voice Will Be

“It is becoming clearer by the day that Australians are sick and tired of being treated like fools by Voice to Parliament advocates who simply refuse to explain what changing our Constitution will mean for our nation,” said John Storey, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Legal Rights Program. It has become a hallmark of the referendum campaign that
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‘Tricks’ Used To Silence Debate On The Voice
6 June 2023

‘Tricks’ Used To Silence Debate On The Voice

In this article, John Storey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the similarities between the Waitangi Tribunal and the proposed Voice to Parliament, conducted as part of the IPA’s analysis of the Voice to Parliament. The IPA has been researching the consequences a potential Voice to Parliament would have to the political freedom, liberty, and equality
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Justice Harrison Inadvertently Highlights A Key Concern On The Voice
1 June 2023

Justice Harrison Inadvertently Highlights A Key Concern On The Voice

In this article, Scott Hargreaves contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s analysis of the Voice to Parliament. The IPA has been researching the consequences a potential Voice to Parliament would have to the political freedom, liberty, and equality of Australians since the Uluru Statement of the Heart was first being drafted. The perils of abandoning the separation of powers Opponents of
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IPA Submission To The Senate Finance And Public Administration References Committee Inquiry Into The Administration Of The Referendum Into An Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice
24 April 2023

IPA Submission To The Senate Finance And Public Administration References Committee Inquiry Into The Administration Of The Referendum Into An Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice

Dear Secretary IPA Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry into the Administration of the referendum into an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice This submission has been prepared to share IPA research and analysis with the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee as it conducts its inquiry into the administration of the referendum into
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The Difference Between Yes And Yes
14 April 2023

The Difference Between Yes And Yes

Well-meaning Australians have no idea what they are voting for   Opponents of the Voice to Parliament have argued that it is inherently wrong to enshrine race at the centre of the Australian constitution and to give one racially defined group civic rights denied to all other Australian citizens. It breaches the principle of political equality which is fundamental to
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Letter To The eSafety Commissioner
6 April 2023

Letter To The eSafety Commissioner

Dear Ms Inman Grant Ensuring the Voice to Parliament Referendum debate is free and fair The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) was founded in 1943 as a non-profit educational research organisation with the objective of furthering the individual, social, political, and economic freedom of the Australian people, and maintaining and enhancing the Australian way of life. A central strand of
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New Zealand Shows Us How The Voice Will Work
27 March 2023

New Zealand Shows Us How The Voice Will Work

In this article, John Storey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the similarities between the Waitangi Tribunal and the proposed Voice to Parliament, conducted as part of the IPA’s analysis of the Voice to Parliament. The IPA has been researching the consequences a potential Voice to Parliament would have to the political freedom, liberty, and equality
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Federal Government Goes All Out To Rig Voice Vote
7 March 2023

Federal Government Goes All Out To Rig Voice Vote

“The Federal Government’s multi-million-dollar Voice to Parliament ‘awareness and education campaign’ is just another attempt to stack the deck for its favoured ‘yes’ campaign,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. The recent enactment of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Portfolio Measures No. 1) Regulations 2023 authorises the Federal Government
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