By birthright, she will have more say in Australian government than you or me.
A member of Anthony Albanese’s referendum advisory group says the AUKUS nuclear submarine project has the potential to impact Indigenous communities, signalling she backs the voice to parliament advising government on the key pillar of Australia’s defence policy.
Artist Sally Scales said Aboriginal communities should be consulted on aspects of the nuclear subs deal, including where they will be docked. …
Someone’s telling porkies:
The comments contradict statements made last week by Indigenous leader Noel Pearson, who was also a member of the referendum advisory group.
Mr Pearson told a La Trobe University event the constitutional amendment – which states the voice would make representations on “matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples” – was unlikely to extend to issues such as parking fines and submarines, a rejection of a key No campaign argument. …
Referendum working group member and UNSW law professor Megan Davis said the voice “would be able to speak to all parts of the government”.