Overt racism is not prevalent, however, casual racism such as racist opinions of the people is racist insults and having apprehensive against people for the color of their skin. The people are passive and do not really discuss about quality of life of the Aboriginal people (Williams, 2014). These forms of passive racism could impede the process of the referendum being passed.
There is a lack in communication and a gap that has been forged between the Aboriginal people and the European settlers. The constitution and the people have been trying to create a situation where all the people are treated equally. However, the innate fear of the origin of the people and their races prevent the people from having real dialogue. This impedes the progress of the people. There is a general distrust with the political system and the people in each side of the aisle feel that the government does not do enough to alleviate their problems (Williams, 2014). These cause the people to prevent discussing the real issues of improving the quality of the life. Rather than broad discussion and symbolic actions, there is a lack in the specifics. This causes any progress efforts or changes in the referendum to be impacted for this process.
The oppositional view of this ideology is that the symbolic recognition would eventually change into reality. The people are calling it as a first inception step to a number of changes that are expected to occur in the society. In this paradigm, it cannot be refuted that the people in Australia feel threatened by changes to the existing system and the lack in communication causes the people to feel threatened. Some of the positive factors that would cause the passage of the laws have been detailed in the following. These supporting factors showcase that there is a real possibility for the law being passed.
One of the most important factors that are used to comprehend about the future actions of a nation is to analyze the past chronology of events. It has been touted that Australia in spite of being under the European colonization was a nation that had proven to be more democratic in its actions.
In 1700 to overcome a shortage of the labor pool, the colonial New South Wales granted the convicts with the right to be businessmen and hire other convicts (Williams, 2014).
This was to ensure that the political institutions were developed to meet the needs of the people. In 19th century, Australia was one of the pioneering nations to bring effective secret ballot. Australia was one of the nations that pioneered in bringing a system of democracy to the people (Royer, 2014). In 1850, the Eureka rebellion showed that the inclusive institutions won. In the same time in the nation of Sierra Leone in Africa, the institutions denied the miners the right to the property. In Australia, the people who rebelled were subsequently made to be part of the political movement. The nation was one of the earliest nations to discuss about suffrage (Royer, 2014). In 1980, an economic disaster caused the nations’ stock to endure suffering. This caused the nations to be languished and if the nation had an autocratic land ownership policy, they would have thrived. The nation did not exclude people who did not support any tyrannical policies. From this analysis, it can be comprehended that the past policies and the Referendum in 1967 have been towards fostering of a multicultural society (Royer, 2014). There is the factor of social policy and the general culture of the people in Australia that needs to be contended.