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Peter Dutton’s Indigenous Affairs frontbencher set to ‘STOP from shadow closet’


Huge blow to Peter Dutton when his spokesperson for Indigenous affairs ‘leaves the shadow cabinet’ after the Liberals announced they would vote against the Voice to Parliament

  • Julian Leeser intends to leave the Coalition front bench
  • Indigenous Affairs supports Voice in Constitution

The coalition spokesman for Indigenous affairs is about to leave opposition leader Peter Dutton’s shadow cabinet over the Liberal party’s aversion to the vote.

Sky News reported that Julian Leeser is about to announce his resignation on Tuesday morning.

It comes after Mr Dutton announced last week that the Liberal Party will campaign against Anthony Albanese’s proposed Indigenous vote in parliament, as will his junior coalition partner the Nationals.

Mr Leeser, a longtime advocate of having an indigenous voice in the constitution, will hold a media conference at 11am AEST.

His resignation from the Coalition front bench comes just days after former Indigenous Australians minister Ken Wyatt resigned from the Liberal Party.

Mr Leeser told the National Press Club last week that more details were needed to get the Liberal Party to possibly support the proposed referendum.

“What we have seen – in word, deed and deed – is a rejection of the collaborative spirit that has characterized this process since 2014,” he said.

‘A good process ensures consensus. It helps narrow down the topics for debate in a referendum.

“But Labor is screwing this up.”

Coalition spokesman for Indigenous Affairs will leave Opposition leader Peter Dutton’s shadow cabinet over Liberal Party aversion to vote

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