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Wong cooks up 'yes' vote support with celebrity TV chef

Tess Ikonomou -

Penny Wong has enlisted some celebrity power on the hustings as the foreign minister seeks to warm up support for an Indigenous voice to parliament.

With less than three weeks until the referendum for constitutional change, Senator Wong spoke with voters in Sydney on Thursday afternoon with TV chef Kylie Kwong in tow.

The pair spoke about why they're voting 'yes' on a visit to the culturally diverse community of Zetland in the city's south.

The poll on October 14 will ask Australians whether to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution and enshrine an advisory body called the voice.

The foreign minister will continue campaigning for a 'yes' vote at community town hall event in suburban Hurstville later on Thursday.

Earlier, she spruiked the voice at a mid-Autumn celebration, observed by East Asian communities, in Burwood with local Labor MP Sally Sitou.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is also on campaign trail in Sydney, where he will attend a 'yes' concert in Marrickville with rock band Hoodoo Gurus.

Mr Albanese will go to the Inner West Says Yes event hosted by local mayor Darcy Byrne, and will take part in a panel discussion with screen director Rachel Perkins and journalist Ray Martin.

While the 'no' campaign did not hold any public events on Thursday, leading Indigenous 'no' campaigner Warren Mundine gave a press club speech this week claiming the voice was a declaration of war on modern Australia.

A record number of people are enrolled to vote on October 14, in Australia's first referendum since 1999.

Tess Ikonomou - AAP


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