Labor Senator Nova Peris has slammed Prime Minister Tony Abbott for undermining Indigenous leaders who want Aboriginal community consultation to determine the best way forward on constitutional recognition.
The Prime Minister disagreed, says that an entirely Indigenous proposal on how to achieve constitutional recognition would alienate the wider public and likely end in a "no" vote at a referendum.
Aboriginal academic Marcia Langton was offended by the letter.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
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