Nathan Cleary declares support for the Voice to Parliament

Rugby league superstar Nathan Cleary will vote Yes to an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

The Penrith Panthers icon revealed his support for the Voice, which would embed a permanent Indigenous-led advisory body into the Australian Constitution after his heart-stopping performance in Sunday’s NRL grand final, where he led the Panthers to victory against the Brisbane Broncos in a 26-24 thriller.

Wearing a We Support the Uluru Statement T-shirt, Cleary declared: “No Voice means no choice. C’mon, Australia, vote Yes.”

The short statement, posted to the TikTok channel Royahsee, was quickly picked up by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who tweeted out: “It’s a Yes from @_nathancleary.”

Cleary’s support could boost the Yes vote in the final two weeks of the referendum campaign, with Australians set to vote on the proposal on October 14.

His Yes vote follows the NRL’s official statement of support for the Voice in May.

“True change comes through listening, learning and taking action and we encourage everyone in the rugby league community to get informed by the facts, and use their voice, so that we can move forward together,” the code’s management said.

Other major sporting bodies to back the Voice include the AFL Commission, Rugby Australia, Football Australia and Cricket Australia.

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