All we need now is Prime Minister Albanese to change Australia’s name to a format that suits a ‘post-coup banana republic’ and our coup analogy will be vindicated. His Indigenous minister, Linda Burney, is already trying out versions in her own electorate. In the introduction at the start of this video clip, she calls her own electorate, “the Inner-West Socialist Republic of Marrickville.” That is probably news to the majority of residents in Marrickville.

Perhaps the Prime Minister will start to refer to our country, formerly known as Australia, after the Voice Coup as the, ‘First Nations Socialist State of the South Pacific’? (Anyway, this is a topic for a latter post).

Further evidence to support our argument that the Voice process is actually a coup designed to gain power for an Aboriginal hereditary aristocracy in Australia, is Paul Kelly’s observation of, and quote from, academic lawyer, Megan Davis, one of the prime ‘coup’ leaders.

Kelly writes,

‘Law professor Megan Davis, a member of the working group, told ABC radio the Prime Minister had listened to the working group.

She said the voice “will have an extraordinary impact in terms of the government of the day and the parliament”. It would be proactive; it wouldn’t wait to be consulted. It is “a very, very powerful mechanism”. We should believe her.’

– Paul Kelly in the Australian here

Kelly continues,

‘The referendum is about power. The voice will make representations not just to parliament but the executive government including cabinet, ministers and public servants as decision-makers. The idea the voice has limited influence because it is advisory is disingenuous. It will function as a powerful political entity exerting enormous influence. That’s the entire purpose. It’s what the whole idea is about.

The constitutional amendment is open-ended and unlimited, such that the voice can make representations on virtually anything – from the conditions of Indigenous people to tax, social, economic, resources, cultural, defence and foreign policy.’

Additionally, Megan Davis is quite open about her support for the Voice to ‘redistribute public power via the Constitution’, as she admitted in her co-authored submission in 2022 to the Joint Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs,

Excerpt from a submission in 2022 to the Joint Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. Source – Page 17 of Submission

The above arguments and evidence we believe support our notion that the Voice is not simply a ‘feel-good’ idea to help disadvantaged Aboriginal people.

Instead, we believe that there is a hidden agenda by the architects of the Voice to gain power for a select ‘Group of 24’ by a ‘soft-coup’, not with guns and hard violence, but with rhetoric, bullying and a low-information referendum. This is a modern ‘coup’, Australian style.

The Exile of the Dissenters

Another feature of many coups in history is the inevitable falling-out between the coup’s co-conspirators. Internal conflicts between the coup leaders over tactics, strategy, or ultimate goals, often leads to some member’s assassinations, defections or exile.

In our Australian Voice Coup, we believe we are now seeing divisions opening up in the ranks of the original supporters of The Voice and, in true coup fashion, these dissenters are being sent into ‘exile.’

Stalin had his Trotsky, Noel Pearson and the ‘coup’ team have their Greg Craven, Father Frank Brennan and Julian Leeser, and the Greens have their Lidia Thorpe.

One of the prime-advisors for the legal framework for the original Voice is Emeritus Professor Greg Craven, a constitutional lawyer. Over many years he was a supporter of the Voice as he understood what it would be. But now he believes that, ‘Leftist activists have hijacked a conservative brainchild’, which was originally set-up more simply as just an ‘Indigenous voice to parliament.’ (see here)

Father Frank Brennan, who toured the country proselytising the Voice Report of Marcia Langton and Tom Calma was damning in this video clip in his assessment of the way in which his understanding of what the Voice was meant be has gone off the rails.

Federal Liberal MP Julian Leeser has been a long-time supporter of the Voice and deeply involved in much of its development from the conservative side of politics. Up until a month or so ago (February 2023), Leeser was a supporter of the concept of The Voice, despite criticism from other conservative commentators such as Andrew Bolt (see here).

But now at the end of March 2023, Julian Leeser has become a dissenter as well. His concerns are based around the lack of detail and the secrecy of the deliberations of the Voice Working Group, deliberations which are all being conducted behind closed doors.

It has been reported that,

‘Shadow Attorney-General Julian Leeser said on Sunday that “at a quarter to midnight” it had emerged the solicitor general told the Referendum Working Group there were problems with the government’s wording of proposed constitutional change, and suggested an alteration.

“If Australians are going to vote on these matters, we need to see the solicitor general’s advice,” Mr Leeser said on Sky News.

He said he had written to Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus on Friday requesting the advice, however was yet to receive a reply.’ (Source)

Another ‘exile’ is Senator Lidia Thorpe, who sensationally quit the Greens Party last month after continued division within the Greens over the Voice to Parliament proposal.

Ex-Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe in defiant mode in the Senate on being sworn in (2023)

Senator Thorpe said ‘she would resign from the party to sit on the Senate crossbench as she argued her move would allow her to fully represent a “strong grassroots black sovereign movement”.

“It has become clear to me, that I can’t do that from within the Greens. Now, I will be able to speak freely, on all issues, from a sovereign perspective, without being constrained by portfolios and agreed party positions,” she said.

She added the Greens’ position on the Voice was “at odds” with Indigenous community leaders and activists who have called for a treaty with First Nations peoples before the body.Source

Voice to the Australian Parliament or Coup d’état: Part 4 was first published in The Dark Emu Exposed

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Roger Karge BSc (Hons) Melbourne University is A 'Quiet Australian' based in Melbourne Australia, with a background in science and business, who edits the Dark Emu Exposed website. Inspired by thinkers who believe that facts are more reliable than empathy - Thomas Sowell, Douglas Murray, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Keith Windschuttle, Melanie Phillips, Frank Furedi, Jordan Peterson, et al. Currently working with a diverse network of people to get Australian politics and discourse back on track to its historical direction - that of a progressive, egalitarian, free-enterprise and aspirational society, dominated by working and middle classes, who believe in a fair-go for all in an open, democratic, sovereign Australia with freedom of expression and association.