Nat Barr pushes government to declare just how much power the Voice to ... trends now
Nat Barr has grilled the Albanese government over the confusion about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament - as polls show the Yes vote slip to its lowest level yet.
The TV presenter spoke about the referendum with Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek and North Queensland Liberal National Party Senator Matt Canavan on Channel Seven's morning show Sunrise on Monday.
The latest Newspoll shows support for 'yes' at 36 per cent, down 2 points in 3 weeks, while opposition has risen to 56 per cent, up 3 points from the previous poll, marking the lowest support and highest opposition levels yet.
Barr referred Ms Plibersek to the questions she was receiving from the bewildered public who were still questioning the advisory body's scope.
'Tanya, do you accept you have a problem?' she began.
'Because people are saying to me that questions aren't being answered there, there are these great big motherhood statements.'
'But people are saying to me: 'Will this have the ability to shut down mines in WA, can you guarantee the Voice to Parliament won't slow down the actions of government, will a decision time after time be taken to court?'' she said.
''Can you guarantee that decisions that are made by ministers and by the government won't get bogged down in the court?''
'That's what everyday Australians are saying to me. Do you think your campaign is