There’s a fear of the unknown with regard to constitutional recognition, minister tells ABCs’ Q&A program at Garma festival

Conservative politicians, who balked at the call for a constitutionally-enshrined Indigenous voice in parliament, were speaking from a fear of the unknown, the Indigenous affairs minister, Nigel Scullion, has told a special broadcast of Q&A.

At the Garma festival in northeast Arnhem Land on Saturday night, Scullion was asked during the ABC show about comments by his party leader, Barnaby Joyce, after the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which informed the referendum council’s recommendation.

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