Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal made an impromptu look at a press convention held by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Saturday.
“Congratulations to you guys and I would like you to know that Shaq loves Australia,” Mr. O’Neal mentioned on the occasion, as quoted by The Age.
Prime Minister Albanese has enlisted Shaq to assist Australia’s upcoming referendum to amend their structure and add a “Voice to Parliament” for the nation’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
“Shaq is somebody who’s well-known to youthful individuals, and one of many issues that now we have been doing is attempting to mobilize assist for the Voice to Parliament by speaking with sporting figures” Prime Minister Albanese mentioned, in accordance to Bloomberg.
Australian Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney, additionally a member of Mr. Albanese’s Labor Celebration, famous that “He mentioned it was a noble job. That it was essential,” in accordance to The Age.
“I’m right here in your nation, no matter you want from me you simply let me know,” Mr. O’Neal, who’s within the nation on a talking tour, mentioned earlier than leaving with out taking questions, in accordance with Reuters.
Accordingly, Prime Minister Albanese indicated that Mr. O’Neal agreed to chop some video promos in assist of the indigenous “Voice to Parliament”, in accordance to Reuters.
The Australian Structure, written in 1901, doesn’t at present make any reference to its indigenous communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals make up 3.2% of Australia’s inhabitants.
There may be not but a set date for the Australian constitutional referendum.