Letter to The Editor - We can still celebrate Aboriginal history without weakening the political structure of the nation
To The Age All proposals for Aboriginal constitutional recognition, including treaty-making and a "voice" to or in Parliament, are against the interests of Australians generally - and, ironically, that includes Aboriginals. So your advocacy of such recognition ("'Voice' belongs in our constitution", 4/11), though well-meaning, is mistaken. Strategic interests and internal security demand that we should maintain this continent as a single nation. Unity means strength. We can still celebrate Aboriginal history and culture, and pay respect to those Australians having Aboriginal ancestry, without weakening the political structure of the nation.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic