Lawyer Eddie Synot Breaks Down Major Misinformation About The Voice
Will a Voice to Parliament consult on parking tickets?
Does the referendum seek to put race in the constitution?
Will a ‘Yes’ vote lead to a slowdown in democratic process?
This week Teela Reid and Michael ‘MC’ Christian are again joined by lawyer, researcher, and Griffith Law School lecturer Eddie Synot to tackle some key questions surfacing about the Voice.
Listen to Part 2 of the Blak Matters misinformation and disinformation special focus here:
Even with answers to all these question, Eddie says one thing: “we can’t do this without our community”.
“If our community doesn’t support this and doesn’t want this, then there’s no point in doing this,” Eddie said.
“As a constitutional lawyer, as someone that’s been involved in this process, I do genuinely believe that the Voice as a permanent constitutional institution will make a difference.
“Its power will be or its authority will be as a political institution. So it’s not going to have the power to pass laws or to stop laws.”
Listen to Part 1 of the Blak Matters misinformation and disinformation special focus here:
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