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‘A worthwhile project’: why two chief justices support the Voice to parliament, and why that matters

On July 18, the former chief justice of the High Court of Australia, Murray Gleeson, delivered a powerful endorsement of the proposal for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through a First Nations Voice, describing it as a “worthwhile project”.

Two weeks later, another former chief justice, Robert French, wrote an essay in The Australian explaining that the constitutional entrenchment of a First Nations Voice would be part of Australians’ journey to know “who we are as a nation”.

  • Gabrielle Appleby
  • The Conversation

The intervention of two esteemed and vastly experienced judges in a controversial and complex debate is significant and provides an …

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