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Appointment Of Senator Price To Shadow Cabinet Welcomed
18 April 2023

Appointment Of Senator Price To Shadow Cabinet Welcomed

“The appointment of Senator Price as Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians is a critical step in ensuring mainstream Australians, who do not want to be divided by race, will have a stronger voice in the national debate,” said Institute of Public Affairs Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild. Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a strong and steadfast voice for her community
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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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Liberals’ Referendum Position Welcomed
5 April 2023

Liberals’ Referendum Position Welcomed

“The IPA welcomes the Leader of the Opposition’s announcement that the Liberal Party will formally reject a constitutionally enshrined race-based body, but warns against making any compromises,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement that the Liberal Party will formally oppose an Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament being inserted into the Australian Constitution, is
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Voice To Parliament Research Report Provided To The Parliamentary Joint Committee Into The Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum
1 April 2023

Voice To Parliament Research Report Provided To The Parliamentary Joint Committee Into The Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum

Later in 2023 Australians will be asked to make a permanent change to the nation’s Constitution. The change will insert into the Constitution an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to represent and be comprised solely of Indigenous Australians. The social, political and legal consequences of this permanent change are explored in this submission. On 23 March 2023 Prime Minister
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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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Australians Support A Free And Fair Debate On Voice: A Review Of Submissions On The Federal Government’s Voice Referendum Amendment Proposals
10 February 2023

Australians Support A Free And Fair Debate On Voice: A Review Of Submissions On The Federal Government’s Voice Referendum Amendment Proposals

The Albanese government has proposed suspending the law requiring the government to fund the publication and distribution of an official pamphlet setting out the “Yes” and the “No” case for any referendum to change the Australian constitution. This means there would be no publicly funded information campaign to inform voters of the arguments for and against changing the Australian constitution
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Voice To Parliament Referendum Legislation To Usher In Orwellian Control Of Debate
1 December 2022

Voice To Parliament Referendum Legislation To Usher In Orwellian Control Of Debate

“The referendum legislation introduced into Parliament today is another attempt to silence debate on the Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament. It is further evidence that the deck is being stacked by those seeking to prevent Australians having an equal say in the debate,” said John Storey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA legal analysis has established that the
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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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