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The Voice: Dividing The Liberal Party 

The Liberal-National Coalition is divided on the First Nations Voice to Parliament. The shadow Attorney General Julian Leeser has stepped down from the Shadow Cabinet over the issue. 

Bridget Archer, Liberal MP who represents the Division of Bass in Tasmania, has also made it clear that she supports the Voice and retweeted an article accusing opposition leader Peter Dutton of committing “a dog act”. 

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Earlier this week, she retweeted an article about Julian Leeser’s resignation and commented: “Much respect for @JulianLeeser, courage and integrity.” 

In this episode of The Briefing, we speak with Jacqui Munro, Member for the NSW legislative council, a Liberal who is for the Voice, about how she came to that position, and what the implications are for Peter Dutton and the rest of the party.    

I believe there needs to be a distinction between the state parliament, the state government, the state party and the federal party,”

Ms Munro said.

She says that the Liberal Party is made up of State Division, and the NSW Liberal Party is “quite separate” from the existing federal parliamentary team.  

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