Scott Morrison criticises celebrities, sporting codes and advances debunked no Voice arguments in rare Parliament speech

Karen Barlow
Updated May 24 2023 - 6:28pm, first published 1:00pm

Former prime minister Scott Morrison has warned a failed Voice to Parliament would be "crushing to the soul" of Indigenous Australians, insisting it was heading that way as the current proposal was an "ill-defined" gamble which will permanently divide Australians "based solely on race."

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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