The Voice To Parliament

Voice To Parliament Referendum Question Likely Unconstutional, Misleading: Expert Legal Advice
18 August 2023

Voice To Parliament Referendum Question Likely Unconstutional, Misleading: Expert Legal Advice

“Fundamental questions now hang over the constitutional validity of the Voice to Parliament referendum, as expert legal analysis asserts the question to be put to Australians could be unconstitutional and misleading,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA recently received legal advice from leading Victorian barrister and constitutional law expert, Mr Stuart Wood
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Canberra Isn’t Listening To Indigenous Voices On Remote Education
17 August 2023

Canberra Isn’t Listening To Indigenous Voices On Remote Education

Hypocrisy within government undermines the credibility of policymakers, erodes public trust, wastes precious time, and squanders taxpayer funds. An example of this is the federal government’s decision to spend upwards of $380 million to conduct the referendum for the Voice to Parliament proposal, while simultaneously cutting funding to remote schools serving Indigenous communities, and cancelling plans to build two much
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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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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Voice Debate Silenced By Big Tech
16 August 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Voice Debate Silenced By Big Tech

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild the rampant censorship of the Voice debate by big tech. Tony Abbott also shares his perspective on the much broader agenda which sits behind the Voice and its main advocates. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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Two-thirds Of South Australians Agree The Voice And Politics Is Out Of Bounds In Sport
11 August 2023

Two-thirds Of South Australians Agree The Voice And Politics Is Out Of Bounds In Sport

“The Port Adelaide Football Club’s decision this week to focus on politics rather than football betrays so many of their passionate supporters who do not want their club to be a mouthpiece for the political class,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As part of the IPA’s research into South Australians’ views on the
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Big Business Has Lost Its Voice In Debate On Economic Reform
10 August 2023

Big Business Has Lost Its Voice In Debate On Economic Reform

CEOs today are more likely to adopt social causes than policy agendas and have opinions more in common with a typical cadet journalist at the ABC than with Milton Friedman. Here’s a question. If you were Matt Comyn, the Commonwealth Bank chief executive who’s just announced a record profit of $10 billion, and whose pay has gone up 50 per cent
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WA State Government Capitulation On Heritage Laws A Win For Common Sense And Fairness
5 August 2023

WA State Government Capitulation On Heritage Laws A Win For Common Sense And Fairness

“The decision to scrap the new, rushed cultural heritage laws is a win for West Australians who were completely ignored and bamboozled by inner-city elites who wanted to take control of private land by stealth,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Friday evening declaration by the Western Australian Government that its position on
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Voice Means Treaty
3 August 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Voice Means Treaty

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss why an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and a Treaty are a part of a package deal, and how a Treaty would divide Australians. Tony also shares is unique perspective on the shortcomings of Australia’s defence
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Permanent And More Powerful
1 August 2023

Permanent And More Powerful

South Australians will play a crucial role in the forthcoming referendum on whether to permanently enshrine into the Australian Constitution an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the National Voice). Altering the Constitution requires the approval of a majority of voters nationwide and a majority of voters in at least four states, making South Australia a key battleground state in
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Both Divisive And Disruptive But Canberra Voice Far Riskier Than SA Voice
1 August 2023

Both Divisive And Disruptive But Canberra Voice Far Riskier Than SA Voice

“Putting race at the heart of governing is both divisive and disruptive, however, enshrining a race-based Voice in the nation’s Constitution is a far greater risk than South Australia’s legislated Voice to Parliament,” said John Storey, Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a new research report, Permanent and More Powerful,
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