Some No campaigners utilizing concern as a tactic, says Penny Wong

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International Minister Penny Wong says there are some No campaigners who’re saying issues “designed to make folks fearful” in regards to the Voice to Parliament.

9 newspapers on Tuesday afternoon reported a leaked audio recording from the ALP’s weekend convention during which Ms Wong lamented the conduct of the Voice debate.

Within the transcripts of the audio, which reportedly captures a dinner dialog together with Ms Wong and the prime minister talking in Brisbane final week, she references a 1997 interview of former primer minister John Howard on 7.30.

In that interview, carried out throughout the Mabo debate on native title, Mr Howard confirmed a map of Australia with a portion shaded brown and claimed Labor and the Democrats – a major minor celebration on the time – needed Indigenous Australians to have a “proper of veto” over 78 per cent of the landmass.

Within the leaked audio, Ms Wong describes Mr Howard’s feedback as a “shameful second”.

“We’re in some ways again there,” she reportedly stated.

Ms Wong stated she had by no means forgotten it.

“I do bear in mind how I, and plenty of Australians, felt on the time of that interview about what was stated, and the prime minister of the day holding up that map,” she stated.

Penny Wong stated John Howard’s argument was “exaggerated”.(Reuters: Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana)

She instructed 7.30 historical past had proven Mr Howard’s argument was “exaggerated”.

“Your viewers, I am positive, could make up their very own minds about that,” she stated.

Talking in regards to the present debate on the Voice, Ms Wong stated: “I additionally observe that there are those that oppose this, who do not search to unite this nation, who search to remind us of distinction.”

Requested in regards to the affect of former prime ministers Howard and Tony Abbott on the No marketing campaign, she described them as “efficient politicians”.

She stated: “Lots of change on this nation has been resisted on the premise that issues could be actually dangerous if it occurred, whether or not it’s Mabo and Wick, whether or not it’s the apology, whether or not it’s marriage equality and people fears turned out to be unfounded. I imagine will probably be the identical in relation to the Voice.”

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