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Submissions with substantially similar content - One Voice Australia
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Submissions with substantially similar content - One Voice
40 submissions were received with the position listed on the One Voice Australia website, and using
substantially similar content as the basis for the submission.
The One Voice Australia website provided an outline of their key position, calling on support for
alternatives to the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. The content of these submissions is below.
28 people requested their submission be published anonymously. The 12 that requested their name be
published with the submission are indicated in the table below.
Key points:

There was slight variation in the opening sentences of the submissions where people put in individual
details based on the following template:

To Whom It May Concern, I live in (NSW, Victoria, WA, SA, Tasmania, NT, ACT,) and my Federal
electorate is (find it here https://electorate.aec.gov.au/). My age range is (18-24 years old; 25-34 years
old; 35- 44 years old; 45-54 years old; 55-64 years old; 65 and older). I am a stay at home
parent/retiree/self- employed/administrator etc.

I am writing to protest the Indigenous voice. I support equality of opportunity and recognise it is the
successful cornerstone of our great nation. Aboriginal disadvantage is worsening and in some regions,
dysfunction has become normalised which is a sad reflection of our failure to address the real causes of

The Voice must not proceed because the following has not been addressed.

Unresolved Corruption
Australians have spent trillions of dollars on attempting to improve Aboriginal disadvantage.
The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) task force operated between 2007 and 2014 and
visited 145 Indigenous communities, 58 regional towns and held almost 2000 stakeholder
meetings. It found widespread abuse of power and connections with organised crime within
Aboriginal organisations. It confirmed, 'Individuals in positions of authority have
engaged in child abuse, violence and fraud' (refer to link on the
website http://onevoiceaustralia.com.au for details).

Self-Appointed Aboriginal Leadership
The same Aboriginal people involved in the Uluru Statement were involved with ATSIC
which had to be dismantled because of corruption. These same people designed the Native
Title Act and control the Voices of Aboriginal people. They have achieved little and have not
improved the quality of life for Aboriginal people. The money they receive does not reach
Aboriginal people living in communities.

Aboriginal identity Fraud
Aboriginal identity fraud causes harm and generates anger in Aboriginal communities. It
is assumed the government and by association, the Australian people do not care. For
instance, many politicians continue to ignore the undeniable evidence proving Bruce Pascoe
has no Aboriginal ancestry (see genealogy report
here https://australianhistory972829073.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/bruce-pascoe-
how-aboriginal-is-he/ website for details). It is inappropriate to expect the Australian people
to trust those consulting the government on the implementation of the Voice are all of
Aboriginal descent because identity fraud is known to be rampant. It is also challenging for
Aboriginal people living in communities to trust the Voice process and most do not know
about it.

Mandatory Audits
Aboriginal people have not been consulted comprehensively about the Uluru
Statement. There has been no independent audit of Aboriginal communities and/or
appropriate consultations on the Voice. No alternative strategy has been offered
and/or funded.

The Unknown Risks of the Native Title Act
Native title does not offer the same protection as Crown land. Warren Mundine OAM
suggested native title will cover as much as 70 per cent of Australia by 2030 and the Hon
Gary Johns said it was more like 80 per cent. Native title land is controlled by Aboriginal
organisations which do not offer Aboriginal people shares in their land and/or property
ownership rights. It has proven useless to Aboriginal people and it has prevented them
from achieving economic independence. The self-appointed leadership encourages
dependence upon social housing which discourages enterprise. Unlike other countries,
share in equity for social housing tenants does not exist. Tom Calma, former ATSIC Social
Justice Commissioner and Co-Chair of Minister Wyatt’s Voice said, ‘Native title is at the
bottom of the hierarchy of Australian property rights.’

Table: The following people presented submissions with substantially similar content to the One Voice
Australia key points and requested that their submissions be published with their names:
Kerry King Peter Brook Acklom
John McKerrall Lambert Andrew Leembruggen
Mark W Allen Leonard Philp
Rita Granata Malcolm Hamilton-Ritchie
Allan Picton Michael Hunt
Christopher Hamilton Michael Wright