Letter to The Editor
to THE AUSTRALIAN
Indigenous business leader Sean Gordon appears to be correct in stating (‘1967 did not change indigenous lives: CEO’, 16/5) that the campaign for ‘reconciliation’ and constitutional recognition has ‘weakened’. This is because it is becoming clearer that the whole operation is against the interests of Australians generally. Respect for our Aboriginal culture and affection for the Aboriginal people as prior occupants of the continent before European settlement is widespread in our nation and rightly so; but self-interested special pleading by a very small group that will take Australia towards constitutional disunity and eventual political partition is thoroughly on the nose, as it should be.
Moreover, Gordon should note that it does not matter what our politicians may have already decided, the issue will ultimately be decided by the entire Australian people at referendum; any attempt to disenfranchise us in this context would be bitterly resisted.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic