The Voice To Parliament

A Violation Of Racial Equality
6 June 2019

A Violation Of Racial Equality

All Australians are equal. The legal status of Australians should not be decided according to their skin colour or race. Any proposal that seeks to establish a special “voice to Parliament” for some people and not others is radical, illiberal, and a violation of all principles of racial equality. Our nation’s founding document should not divide us. Australia has just
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All Australians Are Equal
29 May 2019

All Australians Are Equal

“The Morrison government must not hold a referendum which would ask Australians to divide themselves by race”, said Daniel Wild, Director of Research with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Recent calls to amend the Constitution to enshrine an “Indigenous Voice” to Parliament have been made by a small number of large corporations, sections of the
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Indigenous ‘Voice To Parliament’ Decision A Win For Liberal Democracy
3 November 2017

Indigenous ‘Voice To Parliament’ Decision A Win For Liberal Democracy

A recent decision of the Turnbull Coalition government has affirmed the bedrock principles of Australia as a proud liberal democracy. The decision of the federal government to reject the proposal for a constitutionally enshrined “voice to parliament” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders was announced last week. The decision is a significant victory for the set of ideas upon which
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Right Needs Bernardi’s New Voice
24 February 2017

Right Needs Bernardi’s New Voice

In the long run, Cory Bernardi leaving the Liberal Party to start his own conservative movement will help the Liberal Party and will strengthen centre-right politics in Australia. Centre-right politics needs more voices, not fewer, and it needs voices that are not constrained by the limits of day-today parliamentary politics. Cory Bernardi will still be in the senate, but instead
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