The Government may have spelled the demise of the Local Government Recognition in the upcoming referenda by not understanding how the opposition and minor parties weer going to vote on the legislation required to allow the referenda to proceed.
The result, an absolute and unfair disparity between the funding being made available for the yes vs the no votes. The No vote argument is getting very little funding and the press is up in arms. Rightfully so too.
The perception will be and is we are conning you by making sure you only get the yes argument.
Here is the rub. The Government determined they would fund the yes and no vote campaigns based on the vote in the lower house.
Well Guess What!
The vote in favour of the question being put at a referenda was