Will Remote Communities See Representation in the Voice?

October 11, 2023 11:59 am in by
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New research has cast doubts on the proposed Voice to Parliament model, only days before Australians are due to head to the polls, suggesting it will under-represent Indigenous communities in regional and remote areas.

The research by the Institute of Public Affairs claims Indigenous communities in urban areas would have two and a half times more representation than those in remote communities.

It also highlights that only 30% of seats on the Voice would be guaranteed for remote and regional communities, despite 70% of Indigenous communities being in those locations.

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Director of Research at the IPA, Morgan Begg, says he believes the model is flawed and will lead to division.