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I found the cartoon (7 December) depicting those who object to an Indigenous Voice as having their heads in the sand to be offensive. 

The Voice is a contentious matter that, arguably, has serious consequences for all Australians. It should be debated in a fair and balanced manner. Ridicule, in a closed forum, of those who have an opposing viewpoint from their own does not measure up.

Bert Carter, East Ballina

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  1. Why is the voice contentious?
    I f find these people saying that really haven’t done any reading on the matter except from Murdoch press and other right wing sources looking for relevance.

    • We Jews are a persecuted people. We have different needs/issues, so we need a ‘voice to parliament’. Asylum seekers have different needs/issues, so need a ‘voice to parliament’. War refugees…’voice to parliament’. Women, LGBTQIP, Muslims, Disabled….
      Are Straight White Males going to get a ‘voice to parliament’ with special privileges? Nope

      • You actually have your country, Israel which the indigenous people don’t have.
        Come on what a lot of crap you are writing, it’s a voice in the constitution by not allowing governments to remove it by legislation as as happened in the past. Christian how will this affect you, unless straight white males( myself included), will be more answerable for decisions. Please no crocodile tears on feigned injustices.

    • Rod, The Voice isn’t contentious.
      We / Australian Government asked First Nations People what they wanted and they told us; The Uluru Statement From the Heart – Voice , Treaty, Truth. Nothing contentious in that at all.
      What is contentious, is for Rupert Murdoch and his right winger warriors who can’t believe the gall of First Nations Peoples to once again be trying to ‘make some noise’ in advancing their lot, it is all so upsetting for the white fella that the balance of things is changing.
      I mean the white fella needs to able to blow up First Nations cultural heritage, like Juukan Gorge, whenever the white fella urge arises.
      Rupert and his right wingers will lose a group of easy targets that they can beat up on, so after The Voice happens, look out ‘African gangs’ and those nasty ‘illegal asylum seekers’, you are in for extra special ‘love’ from Uncle Rupert and his warriors.


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