David ‘Kochie’ Koch supports Indigenous Voice in Parliament through his Port Adelaide football club
- Koch is Chairman of Port Adelaide Football Club
- AFL Club supports Indigenous Voice
David Koch has signaled his support for the Indigenous Voice in Parliament through his club AFL Port Adelaide.
The former Sunrise host is the president of the soccer club which issued a statement this week saying they “support the proposed changes” to the Constitution.
“The board and management of Port Adelaide Football Club wholeheartedly support the recognition of First Nations people in the Constitution,” the statement read.
“We support the proposed changes to the Constitution to establish a First Nations Voice to Parliament and await further details on how this will work to ensure that the intended changes and results are achieved where they are most needed.
David Koch (pictured with his wife Libby) has signaled his support for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament through his AFL club, Port Adelaide.
“The club has deliberately taken a listen and learn approach on the issues outlined in the upcoming referendum, including the establishment of a First Nations Advisory Committee, made up of former and current First Nations staff and players, as well as community leaders. “.
The club added that Australians needed to be informed and ‘educated’ ahead of the Voice referendum, which is expected to be announced between October and December this year.
“We are proud of our continued role in advocating for and facilitating meaningful and ongoing change for First Nations people and communities,” Port Adelaide said.
a recent The RedBridge survey found that Neither campaign has taken a 56-44 lead over the Yes side.
Polls have found that different levels of income and education have divided voters.
Two-thirds of Year 12 and TAFE educated people intend to vote No, while 56 per cent of graduates support the Yes case.
Similarly, two-thirds of people with an annual household income of less than $50,000 a year also plan to vote No.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (pictured with Djawa Yunupingu, senior Gumatj leader of the Yolngu people) delivered a poignant warning to Garma festival-goers on Saturday that the referendum would be the last chance to formally recognize Aboriginal Australians in the Constitution for decades.
The poll is proving to be an important indicator in the debate, as it is the first conducted since both sides released campaign information pamphlets in July.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese delivered a poignant warning to Garma festival-goers on Saturday that the referendum would be the last chance to formally recognize Aboriginal Australians in the constitution for decades.
One of the biggest criticisms of the Yes campaign is the lack of details about what enshrining the Voice in the Constitution will mean.