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Lidia Thorpe ponders laws on treaty earlier than Voice referendum

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Lidia Thorpe ponders laws on treaty earlier than Voice referendum

2023-01-25 00:44:37

The Greens senator will preserve combating the ‘waste of cash’ for the referendum on constitutional change, however is not going to assist the No vote.

Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe (Picture: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)
Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe has refused to rule out exploring legislative choices forward of a referendum if it may expedite the federal government’s dedication to truth-telling and treaty, as assist for the federal government’s Indigenous Voice to Parliament loses steam. 

“The Greens need reality and treaty to be taken as critically because the Voice and known as for $161 million to be put in the direction of this within the final finances,” Thorpe informed Crikey

“Different issues that we’ve placed on the desk in our negotiations with Labor embody enacting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Individuals, holding youngsters out of jail, and making Medicare obtainable in prisons. This could save peoples lives, earlier than any referendum.”

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