Former PM warns holding a vote before a referendum ‘would be an exercise in constitutional vandalism’

Tony Abbott has blasted Bill Shorten’s two-step plan to make Australia a republic, warning it would be “completely toxic” to hold a plebiscite on a republic before a specific model is proposed at a referendum.

The former prime minister made the remarks at the Samuel Griffith Society conference in Brisbane on Sunday, defending his decision to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality but warning a plebiscite on a republic could “delegitimise the constitution we have without putting anything in its place”.

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