Why The Voice Referendum Must Not Succeed

Later this year, Australians will vote in an important referendum to amend the nation’s constitution on whether to recognize Indigenous Australians (Constitutional Recognition) by establishing a Voice to Parliament in Canberra for Aboriginals to influence Parliament and the Government on policies relating to them.

At first, it sounds like a wonderful idea, given that they’ve been in Australia for close to 60,000 years before British colonialists settled in the country in 1788 and therefore can advise and influence the Australian parliament and government through what’s the best policy for them

But there’s a problem. By giving one group of Australians the ability to be able to directly influence and advise our national parliament and democratically elected government on policies affecting them, what about the other groups of Australians?