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‘Void in leadership’: Federal Government slammed for commentary on January 26

NT Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy says there is “a void in leadership” in government when working with First Nations people.

Her comments follow intensifying debate over January 26 over the past few weeks.

‘What we’ve seen with all the discussions around the country and certainly the inappropriate and offensive commentary by members of government to First Nations people and organisations shows that there is a lack of leadership from the Prime Minister down,” Senator McCarthy told NITV News.

Last week, Cricket Australia announced that they would remove the ‘Australia Day’ branding from their January 26 matches.

The decision sparked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to say the day “wasn’t a particularly flash day” for those on the…

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