We’ve been saying since day one the divisive Voice is a package deal and today we got proof.
The legislation to hold the referendum hasn’t even passed the Parliament and reparations have been brought to the table.
The Australian reported the Queensland Government has set up a process for treaty and agreement making which “are likely to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars apiece”.
This comes as New South Wales and Victoria are also pursuing this type of treaty.
And, of course, the federal Labor government has been very clear that the divisive Voice is a step towards treaty making. The Voice is a beginning, not an end.
The Australian continues:
The exact number of Queensland treaties, which could take years to finalise, will depend on community consultation but there are about 150 Indigenous nations in the state. Financial payments would also vary depending on “impacts of colonisation” and it will be up to individual First Nations groups to decide how to spend settlement money.
This isn’t a modest request.
This is an expensive, complex, legally fraught process of pitting one group of Australians against another based on ancestry. It’s a direct attack on the idea of Australia as a nation that’s united as one people.
New Zealand has pursued similar reparations schemes to the point where, according to The Australian, the Maori economy is worth $68 billion. That shows you how expensive and powerful this process can be when the activists have the constitution backing them.
It’s an astonishing admission that this isn’t about giving a Voice to Indigenous Australians – it’s about entrenching in the constitution a system where one group has the right to demand financial compensation from another group.
When the ‘yes’ side tells you this is not about special rights, they are not being straight with you. How is setting our country down this road of grievance, division, separation, and reparations not also about elevating one group over the rest?
One of the key advocates of the Voice, and designer of the main Voice model, Tom Calma, gives the game away:
[Calma] said the funding put aside by states for any treaty-making would depend on the number of tribal groups in each jurisdiction, population size and land mass. But on a national level, he said, the focus needed to remain on the voice. “Let’s get the referendum out of the way then focus on agreement making.”
In other words: let’s not talk about the reparations, the billions of dollars of legal settlements to come because we need to smuggle through the Voice first.
If Albo and other political activists pushing for the Voice were honest, they would tell Australians today just what treaty is going to cost us.
They need to be held accountable for sending us down this expensive and divisive road.
Australians are struggling to pay the bills and are worried about heating their homes this winter and here we have a billion dollar grievance industry that’s just getting started.
It’s an assault on our country and that’s why it’s critical to vote NO!
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