Lidia Thorpe welcomes sovereignty assurances over voice but remains undecided

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Assistant minister for Indigenous Australians, Malarndirri McCarthy, tells ABC’s QandA that position of Greens senator is a ‘misnomer’

Greens senator Lidia Thorpe has welcomed a government assurance that the Indigenous voice to parliament will not cede First Nations sovereignty while also emphasising additional caveats on her position.

Senator Thorpe has been a vocal opponent of the voice and may break ranks with her federal party to oppose the body unless she is satisfied that it “guarantees First Nations sovereignty is not ceded”.

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