Constitution Could Become ‘Discriminatory, Racist’ If Indigenous Voice Is Entrenched: Aboriginal Leader Warren Mundine
- May 25, 2022
- The Epoch Times
Changing the Constitution to include the “Indigenous Voice” is dangerous as it risks turning the foundational law of Australia into a tool for discrimination, according to Indigenous leader Nyunggai Warren Mundine. The push for constitutional reform to recognise Indigenous people has grown louder after newly elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pledged he would commit to the Uluru Statement from the Heart “in full” in his election victory speech on Saturday. The statement, proposed in a petition from the First Nations National Constitutional Convention in 2017, asks the government to establish a permanent body in Parliament representing the Indigenous community. Such a move would require amendments to the Constitution to establish the Indigenous Voice, which would require a referendum....