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‘An enhancement of liberal democracy’: NSW Liberal leader backs Voice

NSW Liberal leader Mark Speakman says he supports enshrining a Voice to parliament in the Constitution, saying the “disastrous outcomes” facing First Nations communities requires elevating the advisory body into the nation’s founding document.

Directly contradicting his federal leader Peter Dutton, the Cambridge-educated silk who served as the state’s attorney-general for six years said he did not see the constitutional amendment as racist, and it did not present a significant legal risk nor an impediment to “timely and flexible” decision-making.

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‘It’s bunkum’: former Liberal party director and John Howard chief of staff dismisses no campaign arguments

Tony Nutt, the former federal director of the Liberal party and chief of staff to John Howard, has dismissed as “nonsense” and “bunkum” arguments against the Indigenous voice to parliament. “It’s just, it’s practical, and it’s constitutionally safe,” he told a Liberal-dominated Wentworth for the Voice...

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