Letter to The Editor - New National Movement
to THE AUSTRALIAN
June Oscar’s defence of constitutional recognition (‘Treaty “nothing to be afraid of”’, 7/6) is unconvincing. The ‘1200 indigenous land-use agreements nationwide’ she refers to are not treaties between groups claiming independent sovereignty and do not threaten the political unity of Australia. The demands of the Uluru Statement from the Heart do and must be rejected.
More Australians need to engage in political action on this issue. Overseas history shows that politicians of all parties often betray the real interests of their constituents; and revolutionaries are adept at using gradualism to fool majorities. We need a new national movement to safeguard the constitutional integrity of our nation.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic