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.
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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