The Liberal Party has announced its formal opposition to the Federal Government’s model for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, ABC News has reported.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton said while the Liberal Party supported recognition of First Nations people in the constitution, it does not support a constitutionally enshrined consultative body.
This decision came after a party room meeting in Canberra today.
A Voice to Parliament was put forward by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and community members through the Uluru Statement From the Heart in 2017.
Australians will vote later this year on whether an independent advisory body for First Nations people should be enshrined in the constitution.