John Anderson on The Voice To Parliament | Op-Ed
John reads his opinion piece recently penned for The Australian newspaper, outlining his concerns for the proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
John and many others are not convinced the Voice will achieve anything positive beyond a very short-lived rush of joy for those in favour of it. In fact, John suggests the Voice to Parliament will prove to be detrimental to the cause of Indigenous disadvantage, for it will beget divisiveness and cynicism, and its politics will prove to be a distraction from the very practical challenges of closing the gaps in health, education, domestic violence, substance abuse, employment, and income.
When I stepped down from public leadership in 2005 I did so with a clear and optimistic vision of where this country was headed.By and large, politicians then were men and women of character and principle. READ MORE ABOUT JOHN