Letter to The Editor - Our indigenous Australians really do already have "a voice in the constitution"
To The Age The cartoon by Wilcox on the "gap" (28/5) is less than funny and more than politically loaded. Our indigenous Australians really do already have "a voice in the constitution", for that document represents all Australian citizens. There are parliamentary representatives and indigenous organisations all ready to hear the will of indigenous citizens and act on their behalf. The cartoon is sympathetic to Australians of one ethnicity (the indigenous man looks sensitive, thoughtful and sad). It is offensive to Australians of European blood, by presenting one of us as a boorish philistine. I wouldn't waste time pointing this out, were it not for the fact that there is a huge and ruthless campaign afoot to force unjust constitutional change upon us all. It needs to be firmly resisted.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
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