Letter to The Editor - All the genuine arguments supporting indigenous welfare can be met and satisfied without changing the Constitution
To The Age There are three insuperable arguments against any kind of amendment to the Constitution favouring our indigenous peoples. It is fundamentally inequitable to non-indigenous Australians (the great majority of us). Secondly, by eroding our national unity, it threatens our national security (think of the growing threats of expansionist China and aggressive Islamic fundamentalism in Indonesia). Thirdly, it will cause internal instability through divisiveness based on ethnic difference. All the genuine arguments supporting indigenous welfare can be met and satisfied without changing the Constitution. Nothing in the latest speech of Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt successfully addresses these very serious objections.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave