When F.D. Roosevelt told his inauguration speech audience in 1933, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”, he could have been talking to Australia’s Yes voters looking fearfully across the chasm at the fearful ‘No’ naysayers.
NZ’s Voice moment, in 1867, provided the native Maoris a voice in Parliament; not a voice to Parliament. The legislature now has 15 Maoris, five of them elected to dedicated seats. NZ is covered by both a general and a Maori electorate; as of 2020, there were seven Māori electorates.