Treaty could make people ‘feel more divided’, Victorian opposition leader says, as Coalition withdraws support

The Victorian opposition leader, John Pesutto, has refused to say when the Coalition decided it would withdraw its support for a treaty with the state’s Indigenous people, ending years of bipartisanship on the issue.

Pesutto on Monday told reporters the Coalition had discussed the issue internally and with stakeholders “on an ongoing basis for many months” before deciding to change its position.

“We felt that the time to make an announcement was now,” he said.

The way these racist pieces of shit continue to use Aboriginal sovereignty as a tool to create division (which it does not, inherently, rather it is a right owed to First Nations globally) is indicative of the general bullshit that is Australian politics.