This is false. The image creator has manipulated a photograph of Ms Burney unveiling her own portrait honouring her historic achievements as an Indigenous woman to produce malicious misinformation.
In the altered image, the portrait painting has been replaced with text reading: “THE VOICE VOTE NO Racist, Apartheid, Divisive, Toxic”.
It is a digitally altered version of an original photograph of Ms Burney unveiling her official portrait at Parliament House in Canberra on February 13, 2019.
Ms Burney is a leading advocate for a constitutionally enshrined voice to parliament, which Australians will vote on in a referendum later this year, and has never expressed sentiments like those in the doctored image.
“For too long governments have made policies for Indigenous Australians, not with Indigenous Australians,” Ms Burney said in her speech.
“We need the voice to change that. We need the voice because we need to work in partnership with communities. We need the voice because we need to do better.”
It is not the first time a photograph of Ms Burney has been manipulated to misrepresent her position on the upcoming referendum on the voice.
AAP FactCheck exposed this attempt in April when a photograph including Ms Burney was altered to make it appear people were holding signs opposing the voice.
The claim federal Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney stood in front of a sign urging a “no” vote against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice is false.
The image is a manipulated version of a 2019 photograph taken when Ms Burney unveiled a portrait in Parliament House.
False – The claim is inaccurate.