Linda Burney hits back at Dutton’s claim Labor risking reconciliation with Indigenous voice referendum

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Minister for Indigenous Australians says referendum ‘will be determined by the Australian people, not politicians’

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The minister for Indigenous Australians, Linda Burney, has hit back at comments from Peter Dutton and accused the opposition leader of “playing politics” with the Indigenous voice to parliament referendum and dividing Australians.

Dutton said on Saturday the cause of reconciliation could be set back if the referendum on an Indigenous voice failed but accused the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, of starving Australians of detail.

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