Q&A: Rudd accuses Turnbull of ‘deep insult’ to Indigenous reconciliation

Former prime minister criticises Malcolm Turnbull’s rejection of the Indigenous voice to parliament

Malcolm Turnbull’s outright rejection of the recommendation to enshrine an Indigenous voice to parliament was deeply insulting to Aboriginal people and will set back reconciliation, the former prime minister Kevin Rudd told Q&A on Monday.

He said the Referendum Council’s report was an “unremarkable recommendation” and at a minimum should be listened to.

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