The Sinking Voice — Australians will reject constitutional racism

The Sinking Voice — Australians will reject constitutional racism. By Peta Credlin.

No voice for the Opposition Leader in the media:

Earlier this week Peter Dutton made his best speech so far as Opposition Leader. But it hardly received any attention. … There’s a tacit consensus among most media (other than The Australian) that any opposition to the voice is a breach of good manners. …

It works, so why lock in untested changes forever just to show virtue to our peers today?

At the heart of Dutton’s speech was a plea to recognise that Australia was a historical success, made possible, at least in part, by a Constitution that should not lightly be changed.

In his words, “nowhere else in the world is there a success story like ours, one of Indigenous heritage, of British inheritance and of migration and multicultural success – three threads woven together brilliantly and harmoniously”.

Such success was “not something to be toyed with lightly”, he said, yet now we were being urged to change the nation’s rule book without a constitutional convention, with just a “4½-day committee, a kangaroo court” manipulated by a government that was always trying to steamroll the process because, as Dutton said, it “wants you to vote for the voice on a vibe”. …

“If a voice is embedded in the Constitution,” said Dutton, “the parliament can’t change (it) … or pass laws to override it” because “the parliament cannot out-legislate the Constitution”. It was “here to stay”, he added, even though it “hasn’t even been road-tested” because “if Australians have buyers’ remorse the voice comes with a no-returns policy”. …

Snow job reveals virtue signalling motive:

As if to reinforce Dutton’s point, the government’s $10m so-called information campaign website, launched last weekend, is one of the all-time great snow jobs. It’s propaganda masquerading as civics education because none of the information provided rises above the level of feel-good platitudes.

It states “the voice will give independent advice to the parliament and the government” but doesn’t specify how that advice might be arrived at, to whom it would be directed and what its effect might be. …


Despite the usual suspects from big business and the increasingly woke sporting world jumping on the voice bandwagon, its collapsing polls suggest traditional Australian scepticism towards government is starting to assert itself …

As voters increasingly sense Labor is trying to rig the referendum and support will continue to slide because an activist government is one thing, but a tricky one is something they won’t abide.

Right now, there’s plenty of goodwill for Aboriginal people, but that doesn’t extend to the activists who are always peddling grievance and demanding separatism.

And as for the financial racket that is being welcomed to our own country (as if it belongs to some of us and not to all) and the Aboriginal flag flown coequally with the national flag, my sense is Australians are now well and truly over it.

My instinct is that more and more of the quiet Australians could be getting ready to vote No because they’re sick of being patronised.

The way the constitutional change is worded, there is nothing to stop non-Aboriginal people being the Voice “on their behalf.” As surely as the Sun rises in the east, if the referendum passes this will eventually come to pass.

Completely unrelated: Lidia Thorpe storms out of Senate hearing after aboriginal Labor MP calls her a ‘disgrace to her people’.