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Why an Indigenous Voice would not be ‘third chamber’ of Parliament

At Uluru in 2017, Indigenous Australians made clear that the kind of constitutional recognition they wanted was a living and continuing recognition, rather than mere words on a page of a…

  • Anne Twomey
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

They called for recognition through an ongoing voice to Parliament about the laws and policies that affect them.

In rejecting this proposal, one claim by the government was that this would be discriminatory and contrary to principles of equality because it would give one racial group a means of influencing Parliament that is not open to others.

But it must be remembered that it is already the…

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