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Response To Incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check Article
28 April 2023

Response To Incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check Article

Dear Mr Skelton and Professor Cameron Response to incorrect RMIT ABC Fact Check article This letter is in response to an article entitled “Does New Zealand’s parliament really play second fiddle to a ‘Māori Voice’?” which appeared in the RMIT ABC Fact Check weekly newsletter “Check Mate” on 14 April 2023 and published on the ABC website. The article makes
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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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Danger Signs If Voice Follows Kiwi Model
15 February 2023

Danger Signs If Voice Follows Kiwi Model

Later this year, Australians will be asked whether or not they support the establishment of an Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament. As we emerge from the summer holidays, it is fair to say not many of us have engaged in the debate over its much-vaunted merits to date. But even if you were so inclined to pay attention over the summer,
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New Zealand’s Failed Experiment Highlights Voice To Parliament Dangers
14 February 2023

New Zealand’s Failed Experiment Highlights Voice To Parliament Dangers

“New Zealand’s failed Māori Voice to Parliament, the Waitangi Tribunal, which the Prime Minister held up as a model for Australia, has imposed dangerous policies that puts a person’s race above all other considerations in government decision making,” said John Storey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs A new research report from the IPA, New Zealand’s Māori Voice
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The New Zealand Māori Voice To Parliament And What We Can Expect From Australia
14 February 2023

The New Zealand Māori Voice To Parliament And What We Can Expect From Australia

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said he wants to follow the lead of New Zealand on reconciliation by implementing the Uluru Statement from the Heart. On 6 February 2020, he posted the following statement to Twitter: We can learn a lot from our mates across the ditch about reconciliation with First Nations people. New Zealand has led the way. It’s
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New Zealand Shows Voice To Parliament To Affect All Laws Passed
7 December 2022

New Zealand Shows Voice To Parliament To Affect All Laws Passed

“The failed New Zealand experiment with race-based co-governance demonstrates how the Voice to Parliament will be weaponised by inner-city activists to ensure race is the primary consideration of all major policy decisions,” said John Storey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The landmark IPA legal research report published today, Voice to Parliament: An Analysis of the New Zealand
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The Voice To Parliament – An Analysis Of The New Zealand Experience And Australia’s History Of Judicial Activism
7 December 2022

The Voice To Parliament – An Analysis Of The New Zealand Experience And Australia’s History Of Judicial Activism

One of the key claims made in favour of changing Australia’s Commonwealth Constitution to include an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament is that it will only be an advisory body. However, the wording of the proposed constitutional change is not clear cut in respect to what the powers of the Voice will be. This constitutional uncertainty makes
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Can You Feel The Empathy?
9 July 2022

Can You Feel The Empathy?

This week the newly minted Teal Member for Kooyong Monique Ryan gushed on social media about meeting New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and how they discussed the importance of ‘caring for people and place’. Ms Ardern has built a vast international fan base of adoring left-wing disciples, oozing empathy and ‘girl boss cool’ everywhere she visits. But those words,
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Maori Science Beats Woke Myths
8 January 2022

Maori Science Beats Woke Myths

How many of the approximately 30,000 ‘special’ people who are on their way to Glasgow for COP26 know that 78 per cent of the atmosphere is made-up of nitrogen?
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Danger Across The Ditch As Incompetent Leader Ardern Wins Office
19 October 2020

Danger Across The Ditch As Incompetent Leader Ardern Wins Office

Nobody skewered Barack Obama during his presidency like legendary comedian Dennis Miller. “It’s not all that dramatic with me and Obama,” Miller once told his audience. “It’s not racist, it’s not classist, it’s not ideological. It’s just that he’s an inept civil servant. He’s the guy at the toll booth who’s constantly giving out the wrong change.” The same could
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