The Federal Opposition Leader has today responded to the government’s latest announcement on the Voice to Parliament referendum, saying we need to see what font the government is planning to use.

Peter Dutton, the man who walked out of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, has revealed that he can’t in good conscious Vote Yes until he sees more detail on what is being proposed.

This follows the Prime Minister’s announcement this week revealing that the question the nation will vote on is:

“A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?”

“We need to see more detail,” said the man who refuses to provide any detail on why he left the police force in unceremonious circumstances, or why he is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, or why he gave a company whose head office was a beach shack on Kangaroo Island, contracts worth half a billion dollars without a tender process.

Those claims come despite Albanese outlining that the details would be;

In recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia:

1.There shall be a body, to be called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice;
2.The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice may make representations to the Parliament and the Executive Government of the Commonwealth on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
3.The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws with respect to matters relating to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice, including its composition, functions, powers and procedures.

However Dutton has claimed that the government also release the solicitor-general’s advice on the wording, a precedent that his government never followed.

He’s also revealed that he wants Albanese to detail exactly what font he plans to use on the referendum.

“Until we know whether he’s going to use an Imperial font, I can’t in good conscience throw my support behind this vote.”

“And I’m going to have to continue to dog whistle and insinuate that this move to provide better outcomes for our First Nation’s people is actually going to result in people’s homes being taken away from them.”

When asked what font would make him happy, Dutton refused to give an answer.

“I just need to see more details okay.”

More to come.


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