The federal government has given the green light to a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.
The Federal Opposition is now proposing a two-seat plebiscite to allow voters to decide on the issue, but Labor has ruled out holding a public vote.
The proposed referendum would take place in September, after the general election in 2020, and would be held without a vote in the House of Representatives.
“It will be one of the more difficult times in Australian history to leave the United States, let alone the world, because of the relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom,” Labor’s shadow attorney-general, Mark Dreyfus, told ABC News Breakfast on Monday.
“There will be a vote on it in September 2020.”
Mr Dreyfoos told ABC Radio Australia’s Sunrise program that the Labor Party’s position on the referendum was “very clear”.
“It’s not a referendum to leave and leave alone, but to leave on our terms,” he said.
Mr Turnbull said on Monday that the Government would “not be pushing for a referendum” on the matter. “
And I will be supporting that position.”
Mr Turnbull said on Monday that the Government would “not be pushing for a referendum” on the matter.
“We have always said that Australia is a sovereign nation, but there is a question about what sort of relationship we would like to see with the UK, because they have the same values as Australia,” he told Sky News.
Mr Hunt said that the Coalition’s position was to “stay true to our values”. “
But what I’ve always said is that if we don’t have a referendum, we should be very clear about it.”
Mr Hunt said that the Coalition’s position was to “stay true to our values”.
“We don’t want a referendum.
We’re not going to have one,” he added.
“A referendum is an option that could be considered in the future, but the decision has not been made yet.”
Mr Cameron, in a press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, said Australia would have to have a “very strong and positive relationship” with the European Union before it would leave.
Mr Turnbull reiterated that view in his radio interview on Monday morning, telling ABC Radio’s AM that Australia would be “at the heart of the European project” before it left the EU.
“Australia’s position in the EU is very clear: we’re a free and independent country,” Mr Turnbull told AM.
We’ll always be part of that.” “
That’s why we want to stay with Europe, we’re part of the EU, we can’t leave.
We’ll always be part of that.”
Mr Davis told reporters on Monday night that a decision on the future of the UK would be made by the UK’s Prime Minister “soon”.
“I’m very confident that the British people will make the right decision and we’ll move on,” he continued.
“They’ve said they want a strong relationship with us, we want a very strong relationship, and we’ve got to make sure that the UK retains its special relationship with our country, which is a close and special relationship that is about so much more than just trade and a free trade area.”
It’s about our friendship, it’s about the values we share.
And that’s what’s at the heart, so I think that’s the moment where the British public will make their decision.
If the economy does badly, then I think we will consider the need to have that referendum,” Mr Davis said in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme last year.