Opinion

Amanda Vanstone | After failed Voice to Parliament referendum, all governments must lead action

Amanda Vanstone
Updated October 26 2023 - 4:57pm, first published 5:30am

The lyrics to Simon and Garfunkel's The Boxer contain the lines "Still a man hears what he wants to hear / And disregards the rest". There's been a lot of that both during and after the referendum. Confirmation bias can affect anyone.

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Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She hosts Counterpoint on ABC Radio National and writes fortnightly for ACM.