Indigenous body a non-starter
The idea of a First Nations People body, effectively a third house of parliament, was never going to happen, Attorney General George Brandis has insisted.
A constitutionally-enshrined indigenous voice to parliament, a key recommendation of May’s Uluru indigenous summit — was rejected by the Federal Government last week.
‘‘I have no confidence that such a radical proposal, if put to the people at a referendum, would have passed. I am sure it wouldn’t have passed,’’ Mr Brandis said.