The Voice is a Power Grab that Will Heighten Racial Tensions

The Voice is a Power Grab that Will Heighten Racial Tensions. By Robert Gottliebsen.

Government is too big. It has too many ways to punish corporations that don’t align ideologically and publicly:

Why are so many of our leading companies, including BHP, Rio Tinto, Origin, the CBA bank and many others backing the Yes campaign when they now must realise the danger it poses to national decision-making and racial tension?

Many have faith in the assurance of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese when he says: “For most non-Indigenous Australians, this will make no difference to their lives, but it is an opportunity to make a difference for Indigenous Australians.”

But others, and I suspect the majority, understand that there is grave danger that the Prime Minister is wrong but have concluded that doing business in Australia requires supporting the government in major policy issues irrespective of your views.

ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance), at least in the past, required similar token stances, although ESG is rapidly gaining momentum across the nation increasing the expectation that companies will take action rather than simply fly the support flag.

The reluctance of corporations to take a controversial stand on major issues also led to a very muted opposition to the government’s first round of industrial relations changes, even though most companies knew it would increase costs and lower efficiency. Part of the corporate problem is that their major shareholders, the industry funds, have close connections with unions.

Nevertheless, many companies now regret that they didn’t take a strong stand, but it’s too late. …

Deceptive move by the bureaucrats and left’s activists:

My colleague Paul Kelly consulted a wider group of constitutional experts in his Weekend Australian commentary and concluded:

“In terms of institutional operations, the most alarming aspect of the voice is its virtually unlimited scope. The voice can make representations on welfare, law and order, human rights, incarceration rates, health, education, resources and mining, climate change, employment, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, foreign policy, sexual abuse, defence facilities and finance, to name just some”.

Kelly concludes that the main issue is the power being created and that the more the Yes campaign is scrutinised, the more “the scale of serial deception is apparent”.

Racial tensions, here we come:

Australia’s large corporations are in danger of being caught in the middle of what it’s going to be a big rise in racial tensions no matter which way the referendum goes.

If the No vote succeeds, the aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will see non-indigenous people as racist. Tensions will rise.

If the Yes vote succeeds, then the likely outcome is that our whole system of government is radically changed, contrary to the assurances of the Prime Minister. There will be a big rise in racial tensions from the non-indigenous majority, who will believe they were duped by their Prime Minister.

It’s a power grab by the bureaucrats and administrative/ruling class, to bypass democracy, using race as an excuse. They will control the Voice, and the Voice will override the elected Parliament — or at least force it to cede policy ground to the Voice via delays and obstructions. It’s as obvious as.