The last episode of this weekly essay was published on September 1, 2023. After nine years and three months of posting a 1200-word essay on random topics every Friday, we are taking a sabbatical. When I say ‘we’ I mean me and my trusty editor, Laurel Wilson. Many thanks to the very many academics and researchers who helped me out, whether they knew it or not! The database will be available here for the foreseeable future. From time to time, you may hear from me as the muse dictates.
I leave you with an important link which will explain much of the misinformation being disseminated about the Voice to Parliament. First you need to disregard the pamphlet sent to you by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). While the pamphlet sets out the Yes and No cases in equal proportions, none of it has been fact-checked. Legislation forbids the AEC from doing so.
Instead, the AEC maintains a ‘disinformation register’ but you must go to the website to peruse this. Fascinating reading.
Haere Ra from Bob and Laurel (which in Te Reo Māori simply means goodbye).
Bob Wilson 8/9/23