Indigenous leader says Turnbull’s reaction to the Uluru Statement was ‘deplorable’

The Indigenous leader Mick Dodson has implored Malcolm Turnbull to open the door he “slammed” on Aboriginal people when the prime minister rejected a constitutionally enshrined first nations voice to parliament at the centre of the Uluru statement.

While signalling Indigenous leaders would go into any renewed talks with the government with an open mind, rather than with any predetermined agenda, Dodson underscored the intrinsic importance of having a representative body.

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