indigenous voice

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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95% Of Referendum Committee Witnesses ‘Yes’ Activists
1 May 2023

95% Of Referendum Committee Witnesses ‘Yes’ Activists

“The stunning backflip by the referendum committee, which will now allow Tony Abbott to give evidence, underscores how the inquiry process has attempted to stack the deck for the ‘yes’ case,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA analysis of publicly available information reveals 95% of witnesses invited to appear before the Joint Select
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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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PM Misleading And Evasive On Voice To Parliament
18 January 2023

PM Misleading And Evasive On Voice To Parliament

“Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s assertion in recent interviews that the Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament would not be ‘justiciable’ is either ill-informed or deliberately misleading,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As a democracy, the separation of powers guides the governance of Australia. This means an elected government cannot tell the High Court how to
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The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land
2 January 2023

The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 2 January 2023 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. Labor is basking in an aura of competence. The Liberals do not even
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We’re Not Fighting A Fair Fight On The Voice To Parliament After Uneven Budget Funding For The ‘Yes’ Vote
29 October 2022

We’re Not Fighting A Fair Fight On The Voice To Parliament After Uneven Budget Funding For The ‘Yes’ Vote

This article was originally published on Sky News Australia. In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian constitution, 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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Voice To Parliament Referendum Must Be Free And Fair For Everyone
27 October 2022

Voice To Parliament Referendum Must Be Free And Fair For Everyone

“The revelation the Albanese Government hid special financial support for the ‘yes’ campaign for the Voice to Parliament in the Budget is further evidence that the deck is being stacked by Australia’s governing class on the referendum,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Page 17 of Budget Paper Number No. 2 shows the Federal
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The Indigenous Voice To Parliament Has the Potential To Be Divisive
12 June 2022

The Indigenous Voice To Parliament Has the Potential To Be Divisive

Indigenous Australians are Australians Voice. Treaty. Truth. These are the words used to describe the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP) main policy for Indigenous Australians. Now that the ALP has claimed power in Canberra after nine years in opposition, it is time to consider what these words mean genuinely. The Labor party policy platform notes a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament is
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Voice Referendum A Betrayal Of 1967 Legacy
12 April 2022

Voice Referendum A Betrayal Of 1967 Legacy

“Holding a referendum on an Indigenous voice to parliament on the anniversary of the 1967 referendum is a backwards and retrograde step which will destroy the progress to racial equality started in 1967 and divide Australians by race forever,” said Morgan Begg, Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. It was reported today that a
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