Article by Joe Hildebrand for Sky News, 20 May 2023… Yesterday’s revelation of former Victorian Liberal party chief Simon Frost joining the Yes campaign shows, this is a proposal that also has the support of huge numbers of whipsmart conservatives.
As well as Frost this includes former top Liberal adviser and Sky News host Chris Kenny, conservative constitutional lawyer and former Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor Greg Craven, former Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt and former shadow attorney- general Julian Leeser — the latter two of which resigned from the Liberal party and Liberal front bench in dismay at the party’s position.
… Except that none of it matters. None of it matters unless ordinary people feel that stirring in their hearts that makes them think “Yes”, this is fair enough. Yes, this is not much to ask.