Indigenous lawyer says people must not accept the word of the prime minister when he said it ‘can’t be done’

Noel Pearson has warned against pursuing treaty before a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous voice to parliament, warning people not “to take the word of an ordinary person” when the prime minister says it cannot be done.

The Cape York lawyer and member of the prime minister’s referendum council was speaking at the annual Garma festival in north-east Arnhem Land.

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