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LIVE – Updated at 22 Jan 2023 23:59 Follow live. Indigenous voice to parliament is 'not a veto' – Tanya Plibersek 22 Jan 2023 23:59

The environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, has cautioned Australians not to confuse the status of the proposed Indigenous voice to parliament. She told the Seven

Network this morning: This is a voice, not a veto. It is a really important vote. It will be a chance for Australians to talk about the sort of nation we

want to be in the future, to send a message to the world and get more practical delivery of healthcare and education and so on for First Nations Australians. I think the

most important detail here, is this is a voice, not a veto. Plibersek said the conversation about the proposal was well under way and a picture of what it might

look like was gathering detail. The … working group are already talking about what the voice would look like. It would be transparent, accountable, elected by

local Aboriginal people. It would be gender balanced, it would have a youth voice. We are months away from a vote and there will be more detail between now and

then. – AAP   22 Jan 2023 23:57 Murray Watt in talks with European counterparts on free trade agreements The agriculture minister,

Murray Watt, left Australia last week for trade talks with the UK and the EU, including attending the 15th Berlin Agriculture Ministers Conference held yesterday.