Voice voters need facts, not pipe dreams

Rather than Australians going to the booths considering the merits, or lack thereof, of a simple advisory body with no legislative power, we have instead been fed the politics of fear, or the politics of hope.

Marcia Langton and Jacinta Nampijinpa Price (Image: AAP/Private Media)
Marcia Langton and Jacinta Nampijinpa Price (Image: AAP/Private Media)

With just under one month to go until Australian voters cast their votes on the Voice referendum, the last week has, at least for me, become a tale of two National Press Club addresses. 

In the run-up to the referendum, the National Press Club has been running a series of Indigenous speakers of different persuasions on the Voice. Lidia Thorpe, for example, gave an address from the Indigenous sovereignty activist perspective on her 50th birthday a couple of weeks ago. The last two addresses, however, have featured an interesting pair: Marcia Langton speaking for the Voice, and Jacinta Nampijinpa Price speaking against it.

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