In the debate surrounding the Aboriginal Voice referendum, a narrative has emerged from the Prime Minister and other prominent figures, painting a black-and-white picture: If you're voting 'No', you're siding with Senator Pauline Hanson.
This Prime Ministerial dichotomy is setting a decisive stage, and with recent polls indicating that a significant portion of Australians may indeed vote 'No', the implications are worth discussing.
Majority with Pauline Hanson?
The continuous association of the 'No' vote with Senator Hanson by the Prime Minister and even the Minister for Aboriginal Australians exposes that a considerable part of the nation agrees with Pauline’s perspectives.
If a majority votes 'No', it would follow that a large chunk of Australians align with our party. The scope for our party to grow from these claims provides some exciting opportunities.
Seizing the Opportunity
With such a boost in support, this presents a golden opportunity for One Nation. We will leverage the Prime Minister’s claims to:
- Build more robust campaigns with an enlarged support base from our referendum work
- Advocate more fervently for policies, including opposing the Liberal’s proposed second race-based referendum and legislated Voice to parliament.
- Connect with our base and move into areas and debates that One Nation has traditionally been strong in
The Strengthening of Senator Hanson
High-profile figures like the Prime Minister emphasise the 'No' vote's association with Senator Hanson, strengthening our political position. Every mention and association pushes us further into the spotlight and reinforces us as a formidable force.
Day in and day out of this referendum, the Prime Minister made a ‘Yes’ as a vote for him and Labor and a ‘No’ as a vote for Senator Pauline Hanson.
For many Australians, this will mean having a voice that resonates more closely with their concerns, providing a political alternative to the mainstream. One Nation will take this momentum and run with it.
Corporate Australia vs. The People
The Prime Minister's narrative also highlights another serious divide: on one side, the 'elites' of Corporate Australia, who heavily backed the 'Yes' campaign, and on the other, a vast swathe of everyday Australians. If the 'No' vote does prevail, it will signal that Corporate Australia and other elites have misjudged the public sentiment.
The elite's gross misjudgment will lead to:
- A loss of trust in these corporate entities.
- The emergence of more grassroots movements.
- An emboldened One Nation is taking up the mantle against elites in future battles.
The big banks, Woolworths, Coles, you name them, be sure we will take the mantle delivered to us by the Prime Minister and advocate strongly for the people who entrusted their ‘No’ vote with us.
The upcoming referendum isn't just about the Aboriginal Voice; it's also revealing underlying political currents and potential shifts in societal dynamics. Labor has painted themselves as yesterday’s people, unable to read the room and understand what is affecting Aussies doing it tough. Labor is unfit to govern.
Soon, the Labor will descend into the chaos of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years.
If the 'No' vote does emerge as the majority, it will reshape the political landscape by the Prime Minister’s standard, highlighting a divide between the elites and working Australians. Whatever the outcome, it's evident that the repercussions will echo far beyond the immediate issue.