The Voice

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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Scott Hargreaves Discusses The Voice on Credlin
27 April 2023

Scott Hargreaves Discusses The Voice on Credlin

On April 21, IPA Executive Director Scott Hargreaves discussed The Voice to Parliament on Credlin. Below is a transcript of the interview. Corey: It’s been a busy end to the business week. And joining me now to talk about the news is James Ashby, chief of staff to Pauline Hanson, and Scott Hargreaves, the executive director of the Institute of
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IPA Submission To The Senate Finance And Public Administration References Committee Inquiry Into The Administration Of The Referendum Into An Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice
24 April 2023

IPA Submission To The Senate Finance And Public Administration References Committee Inquiry Into The Administration Of The Referendum Into An Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice

Dear Secretary IPA Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry into the Administration of the referendum into an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice This submission has been prepared to share IPA research and analysis with the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee as it conducts its inquiry into the administration of the referendum into
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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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Voice Wording Confirms Mainstream Australia’s Fears Of A New Age Of Racial Division
23 March 2023

Voice Wording Confirms Mainstream Australia’s Fears Of A New Age Of Racial Division

“The proposed wording of the question to be put to the upcoming referendum confirms that the Voice is not a modest request, as the Prime Minister asserts, but a dangerous demand that will create a two-tiered society along racial lines,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement from the Federal Government on the
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