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Australia decides referendum question to create Indigenous Voice

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Good step, Australia. Let's keep moving forward, all of us.

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This isn't necessary.

Indigenous Australians already have representation in Parliament as they are Australian citizens.

unless they reside out of Australia for 6 years or more and are booted off of the electrol roll and disenfranchised to vote - like any other Australian.

No need for a divisive Constitution based solely on racial lines imo.

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Only in these demonized white countries everyone has a voice.

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"Indigenous Voice". I like the ring of this. Turn it up to 11, and push it to a global scale. Give anyone in any nation the ability to propose a bill, and let anyone be able to anonymously vote, without the intervention of any local dictator.

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What new is a voice without any actual power to do anything?

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The Australian government on Thursday released the wording of a referendum question that promises the nation’s Indigenous population a greater say on policies that effect their lives.

Can't even get through the first sentence without a mistake.

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And this is not because of a shortage of goodwill or good intentions on any side of politics and it’s not because of a lack of funds.

So obviously and logically nothing will change in practice afterwards, even if they had a ten-fold number of election voting rights or the whole constitution would exist of only and nothing else than Indigenous Voices.

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@weareone

I’m 4th generation Australian, but not Aboriginal, does that make me a ‘guest’ in my own country? And what would my nationality be? Last time I checked my passport it said Australian.

I really hope we can all ‘move as one’ going forward.

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