This is false. One of Nyunggai Warren Mundine’s social media posts from January 2023 has been manipulated to make it appear as if he supported the voice.
The post includes a photo of Mr Mundine, with the title “What or who happened Warren?”
“Saying no to a voice will be our eternal shame,” it quotes him as saying.
Beneath the quote, it indicates Twitter, now called X, as its source.
However, the post has removed the full contents of his tweet, including the link to the opinion piece, which indicates where the words are from.
His tweet from January 21 stated: “Australia is not a racist country. Stop running down Australians. Saying No to a voice will be to our eternal shame” with a link to the opinion article.
It also included an image with the words “it’s ok to say no #VoteNo”.
A representative for Mr Mundine confirmed to AAP FactCheck the words in question were not from the prominent ‘no’ campaigner.
“The phrase is clearly the title of an opinion piece he was criticising and nothing more,” the representative said in an email.
It is not the first time Mr Mundine has been the target of misinformation. AAP FactCheck has also debunked a claim that he supported a constitutionally enshrined national Indigenous voice in 2017.
The claim leading ‘no’ vote campaigner Nyunggai Warren Mundine said “saying no to a voice will be to our eternal shame” is false.
The sentence is the headline from an opinion piece written by academic Judith Brett in The Australian newspaper.
Mr Mundine was instead criticising the article on X, formerly known as Twitter.
False – The claim is inaccurate.