Opinion

A one-syllable change to the anthem is hardly something to celebrate

By Megan Davis
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:01pm, first published January 1 2021 - 9:44am
Olivia Fox sings Advance Australia Fair during the 2020 Tri Nations match between the Wallabies and Argentina in December. Picture: Getty Images

In 2017, after 13 regional grassroots dialogues and a national constitutional convention, the First Nations who participated in the Referendum Council's work on constitutional recognition called for Voice, Makarrata and Truth. A law reform agenda aimed at empowering First Nations people, commencing with a protected political voice as a form of constitutional recognition. More importantly, they unanimously declared: no more symbolism.

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