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Local Member Joins Party In Opposing Voice to Parliament

November 29, 2022 12:34 pm in by
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Mallee MP Dr Anne Webster says she’s opposing the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament because it undermines the democratic principle of equality. 
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Dr Webster saying she does not believe the Voice would advance its primary aim of Closing the Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 
 
“This risks taking representation away from the bush and back to the city where this advisory body
would likely be based and is not a progressive next step in the process of Reconciliation” she said.
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It comes as her party, the Nationals, decided yesterday that they would oppose the constitutional body to Parliament. 
 
Image: Patrick Nouhailler’s, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.
 
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