Patrick Dodson urges PM to show leadership after government’s two-line statement

Labor senator Patrick Dodson has criticised the Turnbull government for offering a “pathetic response” to the latest report on reducing Indigenous incarceration and urged the prime minister to show political leadership.

The social services minister, Dan Tehan, provided a two-line response to the release on Wednesday of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) report on Indigenous affairs, saying the government welcomed the report, thanked the commission, and “will consider the report’s relevant recommendations and respond in due course.”

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