Do we need the Voice to the Parliament
The short answer is NO!
The reason is: We all ready have many voices to the parliament as each member of each house in the Parliament should and must speak for every person in their electorate!
History behind The voice to the Parliament
The Voice to Parliament needs some factual information so here is some for all to see! If only we would accept that there is a Creator of all things and that all people are created equal and then treated all people equal in all aspects of life, then this problem would not exist. Devotion to evolution was/is the genesis of this problem, in my humble opinion if we moved away from this logically unsustainable view of the origin of life and accept the origin of life came about by Creation, an intentional act of an intelligent being.
Some important historical facts in the whole discussion in regard to the Aboriginal voice to the parliament.
- Prior to the First fleet assembly in England Charles Darwin had informed the ‘world’ that the origin of life was by means of evolution as described in the book; Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1859).
- The favoured races were considered to be the white skinned people of the European origin.
- Dark skinned people were considered to be part animals that were evolving into real people but had not arrived there yet.
- The view that Australia was uninhabited was that the Aboriginal people were not true humans.
- Conflicting views in the establishing colonial settlements of the humanity of the Aboriginal people gave extreme uncertainty of the acceptance of the Aboriginal people in the establishing Australian society.
- Various states had different views of the legitimacy of the Aboriginal people’s humanity and so in the original approved Constitution of Australia the administration of the Aboriginal people needed some flexibility, to overcome the objections of some states including my home state of Western Australia to the humanity of Aboriginal peoples, so that the Commonwealth Parliament could pass laws related to the Aboriginal peoples. The flexibility was to be able to make laws concerning the flora and fauna of Australia and so in the objecting states Aboriginal management was under the Flora and fauna portfolio.
- The 1967 Constitutional amendment essentially had the Aboriginal people to legally and constitutionally equal humans with all other Australian humans.
- The Department of Aboriginal Affairs was in place to deliver Commonwealth Government assistance to the Aboriginal peoples to overcome the extreme disadvantage that these people suffered, however it has not succeeded in its objective as all as it attempted to apply a single fix for all circumstances and the heads of the Department attempted to impose European standards on the Aboriginal peoples as well at times the policy to “breed out Aboriginality” was the direction of Government policy, which brought about the “stollen generation” policies that were despicable in every way.
- Members of parliament have forgotten their role is to “well and truly govern for all Australians” and have just chosen to represent the political party that they belong to.
- The solution for all Australians to receive full representation in each of the parliaments of Australia is for the elected members of the parliament to do their job as per the Constitutions that empowers each and every parliament of Australia; that is to represent every person in their electorate or for the Senate to represent every person their state.