Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has rebuked Greens chief Adam Bandt for his place on the Australian flag and referred to as for him to “rethink”.
Mr Bandt at Sydney’s Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces on Monday, flanked as a substitute by solely the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.
He mentioned the Australian flag was eliminated because it represented “lingering ache” for First Nations folks.
“For a lot of Australians, this flag represents dispossession and the lingering pains of colonisation,” he mentioned.
On Wednesday, Mr Albanese instructed reporters in Hobart he was “fairly stunned by the feedback that have been made” by Mr Bandt.
“I am at all times very proud to face in entrance of the Australian flag and I believe anybody who’s a member of the Australian Parliament ought to accomplish that as effectively,” the PM mentioned.
“Reconciliation is about bringing folks collectively,” he mentioned.
“On the journey that we have to undertake. It’s undermined if folks search for division reasonably than search for unity.
“I simply say to Mr Bandt that he wants to consider the responses which have been made and rethink his place … to advertise unity and work to advertise reconciliation.”
Extra to come back.