Vocal referendum: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese votes in historic national vote
- The Prime Minister votes in advance on Voice with his son Nathan
- The latest polls show that the yes vote will be a failure
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese voted at the start of the historic Voice to Parliament referendum from his electorate of Marrickville.
Mr Albanese was in the western suburbs of Sydney on Saturday morning where he categorically cast his ballot, presumably with a “yes”, in the box at the early voting station at Marrickville Town Hall.
“Yes for recognition, yes for listening, yes for better results,” Mr. Albanese wrote in a message on social media, accompanied by a photo of him voting in the ballot box alongside his son Nathan.
“Yes for recognition, yes for listening, yes for better results,” Mr. Albanese wrote in a message on social media, accompanied by a photo of him voting alongside his son Nathan.
Australians are a week away from the official Voice voting day on October 14.
Early voting stations opened in some states on Monday and were all open on Tuesday across Australia, with some jurisdictions having a public holiday.
This will be the first referendum held in Australia since 1999.
If the Yes vote is successful, The Voice will provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a means of advising the Government on policy and legislative issues that directly affect them.
The most recent poll suggested that the Yes vote would fail by 36 to 56 percent.
Meanwhile, former Chief Justice of Australia Robert French KC said Australians would do “better” than live up to the No campaign slogan “if you don’t know, vote no”, in a speech delivered Friday to the National Press Club.
“It invites us into resentful, curiosity-free passivity. Australians – whether they vote Yes or No – are better than this,” he said.
“We’re waiting impatiently. We can also look back to better understand where we came from and where we currently are.
The overwhelming majority of Australian legal experts believe the Australians’ proposed amendment is constitutionally sound and would “improve” the system of government, Mr French said.
Earlier this week, Lidia Thorpe accused the Prime Minister of not supporting her after a video produced by neo-Nazis broadcast disturbing threats against the senator.
Speaking to The Project on Thursday, Senator Thorpe responded to distressing threats made against her by far-right extremists and flagged a surge in racism in the run-up to October 14.
“As far as I am concerned, the Prime Minister is being disingenuous with his action of this so-called Voice and Referendum that brings us together,” said Senator Thorpe.
“We told the Prime Minister it would divide this country and we told the Prime Minister it would embolden the racists, but he carried on anyway.
“So it’s on his head and he should have canceled the referendum when he was told to.”
The most recent Newspoll suggested the Yes vote would fail by between 36 and 56 per cent (pictured, Anthony Albanese pictured on the ‘long march’ with former AFL champion Michael Long
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price told a few hundred No supporters in Perth on Monday night that she didn’t need a vote in Parliament to get everything she had.
“We need to fix the structures that already exist instead of muddying the waters, adding more bureaucracy and inserting it into our constitution,” Senator Price told the crowd gathered at the Riverside Theater at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Center , to a standing ovation.
Outside the venue, a group of about 40 “Yes” protesters denounced the alleged “racist” and “sectarian” rhetoric of the “No” campaign in scenes similar to protests at the “No” rallies. » in Brisbane and Adelaide in September.