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Senator Jacinta Price has pulled out of a radio interview at the last minute due to a ‘family tragedy’, just hours after her calls for a royal commission into the sexual abuse of Indigenous children were rejected.

It’s been a rollercoaster few days for the Country’s Liberal Senator, dubbed by some as a future prime minister, as a spokeswoman for the No vote, which claimed victory in the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum.

The shadow minister for Indigenous affairs fought back tears as she issued a scathing attack on the federal government in a powerful video message on Tuesday night after her attempts to have a formal investigation into the sexual abuse of Aboriginal children were dismissed.

2GB breakfast host Ben Fordham revealed on his show on Wednesday that he had invited Senator Price to speak on his program that morning, but she had been forced to pull out.

Senator Jacinta Price (pictured) pulled out of a radio interview due to a family tragedy, according to Ben Fordham

‘I just checked in with her, she was going to join us, but she’s had a bit of a family tragedy occur overnight involving a relative so she’s not in the best space of mind to be talking to us this morning,’ Fordham explained.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Senator Price’s office for comment.

The latest family tragedy is three years after her nephew Kumanjayi Presley was fatally stabbed in Alice Springs.

Her aunt, Marion Nabarula Nelson, disappeared from a remote part of the Northern Territory in 1982. She has never been found.

On Tuesday night, Senator Price issued an emotional video message directly to the Australian public explaining the outcome of the urgency motion she tabled in the Senate earlier that afternoon.

She said she had ‘never been so incredibly furious’ in the 11-minute video, at several stages fighting back tears as she described why this matter is so important to her.

Jacinta Price fought back tears in a powerful video message to Australians on Tuesday night

During her appeal to the government and cross bench to support a Royal Commission, Ms Price shared several real life examples of First Nations children being sexually abused.

One such story involved her niece, who at 15 years old was ‘beaten and raped by her own father’, forced her to move away from home.

‘[She] suffered horrific abuse for years and tried at first to get support with family who didn’t believe her…. it wasn’t until my cousin took her to police so she could make a report, and she had the incredible courage to be heard at the age of 17 and testify,’ Ms Price said, fighting back tears.

Price also revealed earlier this week that her family were targeted by  vandals after the Voice referendum failed. 

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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