This is an email received from the conservative ADVANCE.
‘Albo and the Labor party want you to think their referendum on the Voice to Parliament is just another woke virtue-signal.
They want you to think it’s merely a minor change to the Constitution … a “modest request”.
They want Australians believing that it’s nothing more than a small gesture to make our Indigenous brothers and sisters feel more included.
But it isn’t…
The Voice is a trojan horse the likes of which Australia has never seen…
The activists pushing for the Voice won’t tell you this, but Victoria has a version of it already legislated.
And right now, Melbourne’s mini-voice is demanding a “Black Parliament” – their words, not ours.
In 2019, Dan Andrews set up what became known as the First Peoples’ Assembly.
There to “represent Traditional Owners of Country and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Victoria”, it has an “Elders’ Voice”, its own constitution, runs its own Indigenous-only elections and meets in the Victorian Parliament.
Its priority is to negotiate a “treaty” with the Victorian Government.
Using $65 million of Victorian taxpayers’ money, it’s pushing changes to Victoria’s democracy that will see power shift away from ordinary Victorian voters.
Victoria’s “voice” is open about the fact that “nothing is off the table, so we need to think big and push hard.”1
There is no exaggeration here.
These are some of the “First Peoples’ Assembly” specific goals for the treaty2:
Establishing a permanent representative body with meaningful decision-making powers – a “Black Parliament” of sorts.
Having a number of seats in the Victorian Parliament that members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community vote for.
First Peoples oversight of the Victorian Government and public service for the benefit of First Peoples.
And the Andrews Government is backing them, saying in the announcement of the Treaty Framework3:
Treaty is a significant step towards transferring power and resources to First Peoples…
The Voice is not just about including our Indigenous brothers and sisters and giving them a say.
It’s about money and power, and changing our Constitution forever.
…and Albo is pretending it’s not a big deal.
The Voice to Parliament will divide us by race, it will threaten our democracy and – by looking at Melbourne’s mini-voice – we’re only just starting to see the real costs.’
All this will not bode well for the non-indigenous Australian citizen!