Legal quirk could force some opposition MPs to vote against holding Indigenous voice referendum

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Some Coalition members may have to vote against holding a referendum on the Indigenous voice to parliament, in order to skirt a quirk in federal law which would otherwise block them from contributing to the official referendum pamphlet.

The federal Liberals and Nationals have resolved to campaign against the establishment of an Indigenous voice, but the Coalition leader, Peter Dutton, has said they support the bill on the actual staging of the referendum itself, so Australians can have their say.

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