indigenous recognition

IPA Calls For Constructive And Respectful Debate On The Voice
5 August 2019

IPA Calls For Constructive And Respectful Debate On The Voice

The Institute of Public Affairs has expressed disappointment in Noel Pearson’s comments about the IPA and has called for constructive and respectful dialogue in the debate about the voice. At the Garma Festival on Sunday, Mr Pearson accused the IPA of dispatching ‘child soldiers telling lies about the voice’. “Both sides of the debate should engage with each other in
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Indigenous Voice Of Division Would Force Parliament’s Hand
2 August 2019

Indigenous Voice Of Division Would Force Parliament’s Hand

Proponents of an indigenous voice to parliament make two key claims: it would be confined only to areas affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and it would not become a third chamber of parliament. Both claims understate how far-reaching such a body is likely to become. In an opinion piece in these pages on July 26 (“Cleanest way to establish
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Uluru Statement Overturns Equality Of Rights
19 July 2019

Uluru Statement Overturns Equality Of Rights

It’s understandable that some of Australia’s biggest companies including BHP, Rio Tinto, Lendlease, Qantas and Woolworths would support the Uluru Statement. Business leaders have a stake in the success of all Australians, just like everyone else does too. The opinion of Rio Tinto’s CEO, who lives in Sydney, on how to overcome Indigenous disadvantage is important, but it’s no more
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Prime Minister Right To Reject Divisive ‘Voice’ Referendum
12 July 2019

Prime Minister Right To Reject Divisive ‘Voice’ Referendum

“Reports that Prime Minister Scott Morrison would veto a divisive indigenous-only ‘voice to parliament’ represents a win for the principle that all Australians are equal,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “This position affirms the democratic values on which Australia was founded. The Australian Constitution should treat all Australian
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Voice To Parliament Carries The Same Risks It Did Two Years Ago
11 July 2019

Voice To Parliament Carries The Same Risks It Did Two Years Ago

The principle that all Australians should not be divided on the basis of their race or skin colour is a cornerstone of our freedoms and the rule of law. This clear principle — that race has no place in the Australian Constitution — is being ­undermined by a bipartisan campaign to divide Australians in our nation’s founding document by ­establishing
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Race Has No Place In The Constitution
10 July 2019

Race Has No Place In The Constitution

“The Morrison Government should commit to working with all Australians – and reverse its misconceived plans to divide Australians by race”, said Daniel Wild, Director of Research with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt will this today pledge to “bring forward a consensus option” during this term of parliament to
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Race Has No Place
8 June 2019

Race Has No Place

All Australians are equal. Our legal status should not be determined by our skin colour or our race.   This clear principle is being undermined by a campaign to divide Australians in our nation’s founding document through the constitutional ‘recognition’ of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The ‘recognition’ agenda currently advocates for the establishment of a special body to represent
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A Violation Of Racial Equality
6 June 2019

A Violation Of Racial Equality

All Australians are equal. The legal status of Australians should not be decided according to their skin colour or race. Any proposal that seeks to establish a special “voice to Parliament” for some people and not others is radical, illiberal, and a violation of all principles of racial equality. Our nation’s founding document should not divide us. Australia has just
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All Australians Are Equal
29 May 2019

All Australians Are Equal

“The Morrison government must not hold a referendum which would ask Australians to divide themselves by race”, said Daniel Wild, Director of Research with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Recent calls to amend the Constitution to enshrine an “Indigenous Voice” to Parliament have been made by a small number of large corporations, sections of the
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Highlights of Simon Breheny on The Young IPA Podcast
31 October 2017

Highlights of Simon Breheny on The Young IPA Podcast

On The Young IPA Podcast this week, James, Pete and Simon discussed Indigenous Recognition in the Constitution. Here’s what Simon had to say: “We think that equality means people should be treated the same under the Constitution” “It’s really important that principles we put in [The Constitution] are ones that stand the test of time. I think the idea that
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