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Critique of ‘Voice versus Rights’


Asmi Wood

This article was written and submitted before 14 October 2023.

This article broadly examines and critiques some key issues, points and arguments raised in the lead article of Issue 46(3), ‘Voice Versus Rights: The First Nations Voice and the Australian Constitutional Legitimacy Crisis’ (‘the article’) by Gabrielle Appleby, Ron Levy and Helen Whalan (‘the authors’). This critique will focus on the article’s impact on Indigenous peoples on this Continent now called Australia (‘the Continent’) and, in the view of this paper and in practice, the Voice’ s only vulnerable stakeholder, thus necessarily taking a different standpoint from that of the authors, as will be evident below.

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