Greens Leader Adam Bandt Refuses To Stand With The Australian Flag
Adam Bandt the Greens Leader refuses to stand in front of the Australian flag at a press conference yesterday evening.
He left the aboriginal flag and the Tori Strat islander flag in the background. And when questioned why, he stated that country has work to do in respecting our first nations people of Australia.
“For many Australians, this flag represents dispossession and the lingering pains of colonisation,” he said.
He pushed the party’s aspirations for Treaty and republic.
“Through Treaty with First Nations Peoples and by moving into a Republic, we can have a flag that represents all of us.”
In the lead up to the election, the Greens were advocating for the implementation of a Treaty.
On its stance on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the party has prioritised the introduction of a Treaty before a Voice to Parliament.