referendum

World-leader: Australia Allows Its People To Shape The Nation
21 November 2023

World-leader: Australia Allows Its People To Shape The Nation

In this article, John Storey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian Constitution 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 of Australians since the Uluru Statement of the Heart was
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Culture Wars Are There To Be Won
19 October 2023

Culture Wars Are There To Be Won

In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into 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. People want politicians to defend their values
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‘Voices’ Are Stacked Against Remote Indigenous Communities
12 October 2023

‘Voices’ Are Stacked Against Remote Indigenous Communities

In this article, Margaret Chambers contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into 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. ‘We need to listen to people’ so
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A Radical Voice – The Ideological Context Of The Indigenous Voice To Parliament
28 September 2023

A Radical Voice – The Ideological Context Of The Indigenous Voice To Parliament

For 80 years a central strand of the IPA’s research has been Australia’s democratic traditions, including the egalitarian principle that every Australian gets the same say over the country’s future, and how important this principle is to the preservation of the Australian way of life. But increasingly, alternative theories have begun to dominate Australian political discourse. Theories that assert a
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Is The Voice’s Question Misleading?
14 September 2023

Is The Voice’s Question Misleading?

In this article, John Storey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian Constitution 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 of Australians since the Uluru Statement of the Heart was
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5 Things You Need To Know About The Voice
16 August 2023

5 Things You Need To Know About The Voice

Enshrining a collective identity based on race in the Constitution would be to forever divide Australians from their fellow citizens, while asserting that one defined group is legally and politically more important than the other. Source: Morgan Begg, One Voice: Racial Equality in the Australian Constitution (Institute of Public Affairs, 2023) pages 13-21. The Voice would permanently change the Constitution,
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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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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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