Indigenous Voice could assist elders in maintaining ‘control’ in remote communities

Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg says Indigenous elders in remote communities look to have more “control” where there are problems such as alcohol abuse and a Voice to Parliament would be the support “mechanism” for control.

“Generally speaking it’s the Indigenous elders who often are wanting to have more control over communities where there are problems like the abuse of alcohol,” Mr Bragg told Sky News Australia.

“I would have thought a Voice would be a mechanism which would help community have more control.

“One of the problems you’ve had in Indigenous policy over the long run has been the turnover of bodies, now when you have a more permanent structure in place you like to think you’d get better advice over the long run.”

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