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The Greens won't let Morrison punish councils for doing the right thing: Di Natale

Media Release
Richard Di Natale 16 Jan 2019

Any local council punished for refusing to host citizenship ceremonies on January 26th under Scott Morrison's new proposal can count on a Greens MP or Senator in their state or territory to conduct them in their stead, said Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale.

“Scott Morrison is playing a predictable political game trying to punish councils for reflecting the will of their constituents and standing up for justice for First Nations Peoples but the Greens won’t let him. We’re promising today that any council which is stripped of its ability to hold citizenship ceremonies because it refuses to hold them on January 26th can count on a Greens Senator or MP in their state to conduct those ceremonies in their place," Di Natale said.

“The movement to change the date is an important step along the road to treaty, sovereignty and justice for our First Nations Peoples and we hope Labor will join us on that journey.”

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