NZ Already Regrets Its “Waitangi Tribunal” and Warns Australia Not to Make Same Mistake
By Aboriginal Voice Exposed
The Institute of Public Affairs has identified “three key issues” with the Indigenous Voice to Parliament proposal after analysis of New Zealand’s equivalent – the Waitangi Tribunal, says IPA Research Fellow Brianna McKee.
“The first is that the Voice could become involved in every aspect of life, so including education, defence, interest rates, even the selection of High Court justices,” Ms McKee told Sky News Australia.
Ms McKee said the second issue is that the Voice could “gain veto power” over important government decisions.
“So the Waitangi Tribunal has veto power over legislation in New Zealand, and the Maori – there are some reforms or laws that only they can suggest.
“And the third issue is that if the Voice is implemented it would be impossible to repeal, defund or reform and that’s because once it’s implemented, it’s in our constitution.”