Professor of Yes drops in to the No local to say ‘gooday mates’

This 2070-word attempt by Greg Craven to win over “you guys” is so condescending it’s amusing.
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65 Responses to Professor of Yes drops in to the No local to say ‘gooday mates’

  1. Franx says:

    Maybe a Freudian slip by Craven about yes media campaign being jingoistic.

    The referendum is sounding a bit like what I think used to be ‘Saturday night live’ or something. Kamahl and Dicky Knee, one saying unkind things, the other asking why people were so unkind.

  2. Lee says:

    Craven also thinks we should forgive Linda Burney for dishonestly accusing people of racism … sure, I’m big-hearted enough to forgive, I’ve been waiting around for a sincere apology and a plausible promise that this type of political underhanded technique won’t be used anymore in future.

    I disagree with Craven; Burney doesn’t deserve forgiveness, because as far as I am aware she has not shown the least sign of contrition for her accusation.

  3. C.L. says:

    Newspoll: voice support slips again to 36pc.

  4. Christine says:

    Stali and Coochee
    (brought to you by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs)
    horrible and ghastly

  5. Roger W says:

    Note the lie about funding.
    $4.5billion is for just one of the many aboriginal agencies but MacDonald pretends it is the total spend.
    Some fact check!

  6. Christine says:

    Craven falling apart.
    Ignorant and overwrought.

    What could Kamahl be up to; inserting himself into the tussle as a YeahNah man. Seriously flippant .. or what?
    An understated flourish, sure to aggravate.

  7. Rafiki says:

    On the question whether the Voice could be enacted by legislation: yes, it can, but a complication is that it would contradict the equality before the law principle stated in section 10 of the Racial Discrimination Act. To avoid complications, the Voice law would need to override s 10 explicitly. This would not be a good look and would put Australia in breach of its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (not sure of title), article 5 of which is the basis for s 10 of the RD Act. (Of course, proposed s 129 of the Constitution also puts us in breach).

  8. NFA says:

    and says:
    24 September, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Stali Zvengall & Coochee Gucci Goo

    which one is the Aboriginal?

  9. Roger W says:

    Which one is the aboriginal?
    It’s inner city Sydney, so must be the blond, surely?

  10. Perfidious Albino says:

    Craven the professional ethicist was sooo sure he was going to be on the right side of history, he chose to throw all his principles aside and contrived to vote Yes regardless of all the problems he could see. Now he’s painted himself into a corner and his latest long diatribe is both an exercise in self justification and a desperate attempt to change the trajectory.

    Never has a man been so aptly named.

  11. cuckoo says:

    The government has the numbers in the House and the Senate to legislate for it. Such legislation could encompass everything he mentions. The citizens could do nothing about it. Even an election would probably not get rid of it.

    So many yessers have said to me that if it’s not in the constitution it could be abolished “with the stroke of a pen”. Remind me of the last time an incoming Coalition government even threatened to do something like this? What happened when Tony Abbott attempted the most modest tweak to Medicare in the form of a tiny co-payment? The outrage was such that he had to back down. So yes, keep imagining these future bloodstained Genghis Khan liberals abolishing things with the stroke of pen.

  12. Entropy says:

    Well Howard did sack ATSIC like a State Government sacking a corrupt local council.

  13. Entropy says:

    Which is one of the reasons why of course back in the day there was a try on to put local government in the constitution. The other being for the Feds to engage directly with Local Government rather than the states. Which they found a way to do anyway.

  14. NFA says:

    Entropy at 12:13 pm

    was the communist constitutional Craven involved with this?

    I want to know what Constitutional Law communist Craven has been involved with over the years.

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