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“There’s unfinished business in this country”: Robbie Thorpe

11 October 2023

Aboriginal political activist Robbie Thorpe has called the Voice to Parliament an “attack” on the sovereignty of Aboriginal people.

“It’s an attack on our identity, our culture, our sovereignty. It’s offensive and inhumane,” the activist told Koori Radio’s Lola Forester in an interview.

Australia heads to the polls on Saturday to vote on whether a Voice to Parliament should be enshrined in the constitution.

A Voice to Parliament would be a body set up to advise parliament and the executive on policies impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

But Mr Thorpe says a “Yes” vote will impact Aboriginal sovereignty.

“By voting in this Whitefella election we’re recognising their democracy and their sovereignty, but they’re not prepared to recognise ours,” he said.

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