Australians will soon be asked to vote in a referendum asking: Do you support an alteration to the Constitution that establishes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice?
Frank Brennan sj has been an advocate for indigenous rights for 40 years. In this book, he explores the difficult path travelled by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and their supporters to get to this question.
Is it to be a Voice to Parliament or a Voice to Parliament and to Government? Would the focus be only on special laws applying to First Australians, or on any other relevant matters?
This book fairly outlines both the ‘Yes’ case and the ‘No’ case, so that voters can make up their own minds before casting their vote in the referendum.