Thousands Gather for ‘Walk for Yes’ Rally in Adelaide

Several thousand supporters of the Voice to Parliament have come together in Adelaide for one of the largest campaign events in South Australia ahead of the referendum. The turnout at the ‘Walk for Yes’ rally in Victoria Square demonstrated overwhelming backing for the Voice in the state. The event included a march through central Adelaide, as well as a performance by musician Paul Kelly. Similar rallies are scheduled to take place across the country this weekend. The Adelaide rally comes amidst opinion polls showing declining support for the Voice in South Australia, similar to trends in other states. However, government minister Amanda Rishworth remains positive, stating that the large crowd at the rally is a sign of community support for a ‘Yes’ vote. Voice supporter and Bunganditj woman Lilly Lesslie expressed relief at the number of attendees, noting that online sources had indicated a lack of support. The Yes campaign director, Dean Parkin, expressed confidence that South Australia would support the Voice, while South Australian Liberal leader David Speirs predicted that the referendum would be rejected by voters in his home state. The No campaign plans to visit South Australia to address their concerns about the Voice to Parliament.