Indigenous academic says Liberal leader’s Instagram post quoted headline from the Australian newspaper which falsely claimed she called no voters racist

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Marcia Langton says she has been “lied about” in comments about the voice referendum, asking opposition leader Peter Dutton to remove a social media post that misquoted her criticism of the no campaign.

The prominent Indigenous academic and advocate says she will seek legal advice over Dutton’s post on Instagram, which wrongly claims she had criticised voters opposing the Indigenous voice referendum. The same headline was shared by fellow Coalition members Angus Taylor, Sarah Henderson, Andrew Hastie, Colin Boyce and Jonathon Duniam, as well as the Liberal party of Australia’s main account.

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