Anthony Albanese visits Ali Clarke to promote upcoming Referendum
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has spoken about the upcoming Voice to Parliament Referendum on Mix102.3’s The Ali Clarke Breakfast Show, saying he is “still hopeful” about a Yes vote.
“It’s always difficult to change the Constitution, but Indigenous Australians have asked for this,” he said.
“They had years and years leading up to the Uluru statement in 2017. The previous Government said that they would have a Referendum, even going back to John Howard said he would have a Referendum, but of course it never happened – we haven’t had one this Century.”
“So for those…who have been campaigning for this for year, after year, after year, eventually you had to give the Australian people a say and that’s what we’re doing.
“I’m still hopeful that when people look at what the question is, it’s such a simple, gracious request, just for two things – to recognise the First Nations people in out nations founding document, and secondly just to give them a non-binding advisory committee to advise on matters that affect them. That’s just common courtesy.”
With the Voice Referendum only weeks away, Albanese has been touring the country to promote the Referendum.
Recent polling has shown support for the Voice is slowly falling out of favour.
Hear the audio from Prime Minister Albanese’s Mix102.3 visit below.