Voice referendum: Read the confronting letter a Yes supporter with a sign in her front yard found in her letterbox from a neighbour
A woman with a Vote Yes in the Indigenous Voice referendum sign in her front yard has been targeted with an anonymous conspiracy theory letter calling her a ‘communist’.
The typed letter begins with ‘Dear Neighbour’ but it immediately resorts to name calling after that.
The woman in Byron Bay in northern NSW was told to move to China as she was a ‘supporter of the COMMUNIST AGENDA’, in the letter that frequently broke into random capital letters.
The writer said the woman’s views were formed though ‘media and government propaganda and misinformation or perhaps, financial gains’.
What ‘financial gains’ the woman could make from voting Yes was not made clear, but the writer said ‘either way your children and grandchildren will be the ones suffering from this TOTALITARIAN SYSTEM’.
A woman with a Vote Yes in the Indigenous Voice referendum sign in her front yard has been targeted with an anonymous conspiracy theory letter (pictured) calling her a ‘communist’
A family with a Vote Yes sign on their lawn (pictured) has been targeted with vile racist abuse for showing support for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament
The letter then goes on to list suggestions of videos the woman should watch on YouTube, including one called ‘The Voice Is A Communist Plot – The Secret Plan EXPOSED…!!!!’
Though the letter was unexpected and shocking, it is far from the worst such correspondence sent to people with Vote Yes signs on their property.
Dr Richard Hodge found a letter in the mailbox of his house at Sunbury, in Melbourne’s north-west on Monday.
It was filled with vile racial slurs calling Dr Hodge a ‘fake c**n’ and ‘virtue signaller’ before levelling several insults at Indigenous Australians.
‘What do the A*** do for Australia, besides suck $34billion from the Australian taxpayer every year,’ it read.
Dr Hodge was shocked after realising the letter had been sent from Northgate – a suburb in Brisbane that is 1,800km from his house.
‘So this is an organised campaign,’ the former Australian Defence Force scientist told Daily Mail Australia.
‘This isn’t some upstart who is upset in the neighborhood.’
He believes a disgruntled local told someone in Queensland that he had put up a Vote Yes sign, leading to the distressing letter being sent to his house.
The letter was postmarked September 13 – a week after Dr Hodge put up the sign.
He said the letter left him feeling like he had been ‘kicked in the guts’ and compared it to his feeling years ago when his home was broken into.
‘Things were destroyed within the house then, and that empty feeling was the only other time I’d felt like this,’ Dr Hodge said.
‘But this was in fact, even worse because of the vile nature of the abuse.’
Video has also emerged online of a man who stormed into a Yes supporters meeting and demanded that organisers change his mind on the referendum.
Bradley Beaven filmed himself entering the meeting venue in Albury in southern NSW before he was met by a female campaigner in a hallway.
When the organisers said it was a private meeting and threatened to call the police, he threatened to call the police on them.
Mr Beaven had also harassed Yes23 campaigners the previous week in Melbourne.
In Albury, which forms a twin cities border town with Wodonga in Victoria, Mr Beaven invited the Yes voters to ‘Give the police a call’.
Mr Beaven has confronted Yes23 campaigners before, most recently filming himself in Melbourne’s CBD last week doing the same
‘Because you should be arrested and charged for treasoning against the people of this country.’
As he made his way towards the exit he started to scream ‘Vote No’ and ‘You sellout traitors of this f****** country.’
In Melbourne, he called a Yes campaigner a ‘traitorous f***ing dog’.
The referendum to enshrine an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in Australia’s Constitution is being held in just over three week, on October 14.
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Anthony Albanese (pictured) has been accused of focusing the Voice referendum instead of issues affecting everyday Aussies