Australian PM Cites Jan. 6 Riots in Bid to Win Support for Changing the Constitution
Avoiding an incident like the Jan. 6 Capitol riots in Australia is one reason why voters should support a major alteration to the country’s Constitution, says Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
In his latest bid to win over the public for The Voice to Parliament proposal, the prime minister claimed such a “sensible” change would protect Australia’s democracy against “poisonous conspiracy theories.”
Albanese also alluded to the controversy around the 2020 U.S. presidential election result, as well as the more recent Brazilian uprisings, saying “we must also heed the warning they carry.”
While he spoke about the need for the Constitution to be “nourished, protected, cared for, treated with respect,” he also said it was “dynamic, not static.”…
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