It has become clear that talk during the referendum about the Voice being used to close the gap was nothing more than an empty sales pitch.
This explains the rejection, after a peremptory and supercilious debate, of urgency motions by Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price and Peter Dutton. These were to take the essential first steps to closure – an audit into the billions spent and a royal commission into child sexual abuse in the remote communities.
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