- NSW Liberal leader Mark Speakman says he will support an Indigenous voice to parliament, after months of personal and community deliberation.
- He says he had held concerns the voice to parliament could impede timely decision making, but those concerns have since been allayed.
- Mr Speakman on Saturday called for the release of draft legislation on the voice.
“There are no guarantees but, other things being equal, working in closer partnership with Indigenous Australians – and elevating it by embedding it in the constitution – offers a better chance of ‘closing the gap’.”
He urged the government to separate proposals for constitutional recognition and a voice into two different questions.
“What I was hopeful of – and what many Australians and Western Australians are hopeful of – is more detail on how the voice that has been proposed will lead to some real practical outcomes.”
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/potential-rewards-outweigh-potential-risks-nsw-liberal-leader-backs-voice-to-parliament/nomjfz825 ‘Potential rewards outweigh potential risks’: NSW Liberal leader backs Voice to Parliament