Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s claim that the Voice referendum is not about a “treaty” with indigenous people was once again undermined during a photo opportunity with independent Teal MPs to promote the Yes vote.
Pictured with MPs Sophie Scamps, Allegra Spender, Zoe Daniel, Kate Chaney, Kylea Tink and Monique Ryan – all with the word ‘Yes’ drawn on their hands – a small detail on a leaflet held by Kooyong MP Ms Ryan, has been noticed. by One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson.
‘Please explain?’ Ms Hanson posted on Friday under the photo, which was posted on Twitter.
MPs (pictured left to right) Sophie Scamps, Allegra Spender, Zoe Daniel, Kate Chaney, Kylea Tink and Monique Ryan, posed for a photo with the Prime Minister with the word ‘Yes’ drawn on their hands.
One detail in the photo did not go unnoticed, after a ‘Yes’ campaign leaflet mentioned the word ‘treated’ on the front, prompting Pauline Hanson to respond quickly with a ‘please explain’ after posting the photo on Twitter.
Ms. Hanson took inspiration from one of her best-known slogans to highlight the appearance of the word “processed” on the file held by Ms. Ryan.
“Please explain”: this is the famous response given by the One Nation senator to 60 Minutes journalist Tracey Curro, when asked if she knew what the word “xenophobic” meant in a television interview in 1996.
Mr Albanese has worked throughout the referendum campaign to downplay the prospect of a treaty and possible reparations for Indigenous Australians, stressing the vote is only about constitutional recognition and a voice in Parliament.
He insisted that the Voice “is not about a treaty”, although he was photographed wearing a T-shirt at a Midnight Oil concert with the words “Voice, Truth, Treaty”.
In a fiery interview on 2GB Radio, Mr Albanese argued against focusing on the word.
“This is not a treaty,” he repeatedly told radio host Ben Fordham during a heated exchange.
“I can’t put it any clearer, compensation has nothing to do with what people will vote on later this year.”
The Yes campaign was marred by accusations that Voice, if successful, could demand reparations for land confiscated from First Nations people.
The Prime Minister has committed to fully adopting the Uluru Heart Declaration, which includes a Makarrata Commission.
THE Commission – which refers to “agreement” and “the truth” – is part of the process of moving towards a treaty between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
This sparked strong criticism from No campaign leader Warren Mundine, who blasted the Prime Minister for refusing to discuss how the treaty and the truth would work if a Yes vote were passed. was crowned with success.
“Now he’s claiming the treaty isn’t part of it – but the fact is that’s what the whole Uluru Heart Declaration is about,” Mr Mundine told Daily Mail Australia.
“He’s made it very clear from day one, and if he really believes it, it’s time they got some balls and started telling the truth about what they’re going to do,” he said. declared.
Anthony Albanese (pictured centre) was forced to repeatedly deny that Voice to Parliament would establish a treaty between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The Daily Mail has exclusively revealed that prominent ‘Yes’ campaigner Thomas Mayo has outlined his vision if a voice in Parliament is introduced – including reparations for indigenous people and ‘rent’ paid to live on the Australian lands.
In a series of tweets, Mr Mayo explained that his push for an eventual treaty would see land returned to First Nations people.
His comments contradict Mr Albanese’s assurances that the Voice is not in the business of establishing a treaty.
Prominent ‘Yes’ campaigner Thomas Mayo (pictured centre) detailed his ambitions for reparations for Indigenous people, including the ‘rent’ paid to live on Australian land, in tweets which have since been discovered.
The Prime Minister announced the date of the Voice referendum which will take place on October 14.
Voters will decide whether Australia should have an indigenous voice enshrined in the constitution.
The referendum question will be: “A bill: to amend the constitution to recognize the first peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice.” Do you approve of this proposed change?