‘My door is open’: Anthony Albanese challenges political foes to contribute to voice legislation

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PM’s call comes as Greens face party split on issue and Liberals signal they will oppose the proposal

Anthony Albanese has challenged political colleagues across the spectrum to put the Indigenous voice debate “above politics”, declaring his “door is open” if leaders of other parties want to offer constructive suggestions on points of detail.

As the Greens senator Lidia Thorpe signalled she could break ranks and vote against legislation enacting the advisory body unless Labor provided “guarantees” that First Nations sovereignty would not be not ceded, the prime minister made a public appeal for parliamentarians to prioritise the national interest.

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