The following pages pull together opinion pieces, published articles and other resources that may help people better understand the No case
- Chris Merritt The Voice: The Case for Voting No (2023) Rule of Law Institute
- David Wild, Free Voices: Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO: What does the Voice really mean for Australia (2023) Institute of Public Affairs, 30 April 2023
Very High Risk, Very Low Reward:
This Voice Referendum Deserves to Be Defeated
Professor James Allan is the Garrick Professor of Law at The University of Queensland, and a leading expert in legal and moral philosophy and constitutional law. In this article he argues that "What is being proposed is in no way at all a modest change. It will go to the heart of our current governing arrangements, both in practical and in legal terms. Proponents say it will lead to unity and Reconciliation. I think it far more likely to lead to disunity, bitterness and a sense that some groups in Australian life get special treatment solely based on birth."
The VLLP has commissioned a number of writer, experts and parties to write pieces specifically for this site. These commissions either have been on the basis of authors reaching out to the VLLP, or the project reaching out to authors who have made public contributions. Authors for both Yes and No have been approached.
(Note the VLLP has approached a number of authors from No about contributing - we are still seeking further contributions}
Links and Other Resources
For resources outlining why people may want to vote No, produced by advocates for the No case, see:
- Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO, What does the Voice means for Australia
- Senator Jacinta Price’s - Speech to Parliament on why she will be voting No.
- The Hon Ian Callinan AC Submission to the Inquiry into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum (2023) - This discusses the legal debate.
- Chris Merrit, First Nation’s Voice to Parliament: The Argument for Voting NO (2023)
The Treaty First Argument
Treaty Before Voice via networks of First Nations Grassroots Communities and the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy argues for self-determination and sovereignty before the establishment of a Voice to Parliament.
- Treaty Before Voice Website