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Flat White

‘Junior’ Coalition partner?

30 November 2022

12:22 PM

30 November 2022

12:22 PM

On Monday, the Nationals under David Littleproud and Country Liberal Party Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price took a political step that their senior Coalition partner (the Liberals) keep wibble-wobbling on.

(Thanks, Mathias Cormann, for giving us that memorable phrase ‘wibble-wobble’. I’ve loved it ever since.)

Littleproud and Price opposed Labor’s proposed constitutionally embedded Indigenous Voice to Parliament while the Liberals murmured softly about free or conscience votes.

Explaining his stand, Littleproud said that the Nationals believe in empowering local Indigenous communities, giving them a voice at the local level instead of creating another layer of bureaucracy in Canberra.

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