Margo Kingston

Margo Kingston

Co-publisher and editor-in-chief at No Fibs
Margo Kingston is a retired Australian journalist and climate change activist. She is best known for her stint as Phillip Adams’ ‘Canberra Babylon’ contributor and her work at The Sydney Morning Herald and #Webdiary. Since 2012, Kingston has been a citizen journalist, reporting and commenting on Australian politics via Twitter and No Fibs.
Margo Kingston

FRED CHANEY TALKS with Margo Kingston the day after the federal Liberal Party decided to officially oppose the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

Chaney helped establish the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia before entering the Australian Parliament as a Senator for WA. He was Aboriginal Affairs Minister in the Fraser government.

After leaving politics at 52, Chaney was a long-time member of the Native Title Tribunal and Chair of Reconciliation Australia.

From 2020, he was a member of the former government’s Indigenous Voice co-design process.

Fred is an uncle to the independent Member for Curtin, Kate Chaney and was actively involved in her successful campaign at the 2022 election.

I think the challenge for the yes case is to mobilise the citizenry. That’s what the Uluru Statement from the Heart was meant to do … … it’s over to the people of Australia now.

if you’re a migrant person, do you really think, and a lot of Australians are either migrants or the children of migrants – do you think the Liberal Party is on your side? If you’re an Aboriginal person, you think the Liberal Party is on your side? If you’re a woman, do you think the Liberal Party is on your side? I mean, you can go on, the list goes on and on.

It’s changed in so many different ways. And one of the ways is that the young for example, they are gender neutral, they’re colourblind. They think arguments about colour and gender are complete bullshit, actually.

But the one thing we’ve learned is that you can’t do things to people, you’ve got to do things with people. Well, you’ve got to involve those people in the decisions. And that’s really, that’s the simplicity of the Voice.


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