Treaty Negotiations

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Treaty Negotiations

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:07): Supplementary arising from the minister's original answer: has any concern been expressed by any of the nations with regard to the lack of the opposition's support for treaty, and is there any pressure to conclude these discussions in a quicker way because of those pressures?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Employment, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Science and Information Economy) (15:07): I thank the honourable member for her question. I might answer the second part first. As a general proposition these discussions are going probably as would have been expected, regardless of any outside comments or interventions, in good faith to try to reach an outcome. In terms of whether anything has been expressed by the opposition to treaty that the member of the opposition has mentioned: absolutely, almost universal condemnation.

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