One of Australia’s most controversial sporting figures has arrived in the Kimberley touting a global conspiracy theory behind the Voice referendum as he tours remote communities for the No campaign. Former world champion boxer Anthony Mundine arrived in Broome on September 13 in the first stop on his tour around remote communities to urge them to vote no in the upcoming referendum. The elite sportsman said the voice referendum was part of a global scheme to implement a “New World Order” being carried out by the World Economic Forum headed by chair Klaus Schwab. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the New World Order is a longstanding right-wing conspiracy theory about a socialist or communist one-world government. “It’s more of a sinister plot to pretty much take people’s property and take ownership of the land,” Mundine said. “Basically, they want a pyramid system where a mass of the people are funnelled down the bottom like The Hunger Games with them at the top.” “They need to become Republic, and in order to become Republic, you have to own the land.” Among the conspiracy theories touted, Mundine said the Voice would not benefit Aboriginal people. “This referendum is not in the best interest of the black fella or the country as a whole,” he said. “They’ve never done anything good for Aboriginal people, but suddenly, they want to get our people recognition or to have some power. “But there’s no power because, at the end of the day, the Voice can have an opinion, but the powers that be can reject it, so there is no Voice. “You must vote no for your freedom. Otherwise, they are going to take it and everything else. You’ll be slaves.” Mundine also said he believed 5G cellphone towers had caused people to get sick during the pandemic, not COVID. “In my opinion, it was the 5G tower frequencies that was what was getting people sick,” he said. Mundine and his team plan to travel up through the Dampier Peninsula and around Broome to visit as many communities as possible before he leaves the region next week. Responding to Mundine’s claims, Kimberley Land Council chair Anthony Watson said there had been an increase in misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the Voice. “The Voice will allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a formal means to make representations to all levels of government on matters that affect their lives, hoping that such advice will lead to better laws and policies,” he said. “It is not true that if the Voice referendum is successful, Aboriginal people will lose their land rights. The Voice will strengthen the say Kimberley Aboriginal people have on policies that affect their communities and improve the lives of our people in our region.” “Just last week, over 400 Kimberley Aboriginal people met at Home Valley Station for the AGMs of the Kimberley Land Council, Aarnja, Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, Kimberley Language Resource Centre and Empowered Young Leaders. “There, the five representative organisations for the Kimberley released the Home Valley Statement, which reaffirms the strong support for the Voice from the Kimberley community.” The Voice referendum will take place on October 14.