Michael Mansell explains why a Treaty will deliver more than the Voice to Parliament !

12th Jul 2019

Veteran Tasmanian Aboriginal rights campaigner Michael Mansell says people in Tasmania prefer Treaty over the voice to Parliament.

Responding to Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ken Wyatts announcement of his plan to o introduce a referendum within three years to establish a voice to Parliament, Mr Mansell says his people strongly supported a Treaty before the Voice to Parliament.

Mr Mansell says “250 delegates at Uluru supported a treaty and a voice but political realities dictate that either a treaty or a voice will be put to the federal parliament, but not both."

Mr Mansell told CAAMA Radio that while the models for a treaty and a voice equally have the same chance of success … a treaty offers more than an advisory voice to Parliament

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