“To be honest, no,” he said.
“It just brings back so many memories from what’s happened and I think everyone in Australia needs to get together and work something out.
“It doesn’t represent me and my family.”
Walker encourages Australians to reconsider the use of the anthem and make a decision that suits the interests of the Indigenous community.
“I don’t have the answer, but we as a group probably need to come together and as a country, we need to come together and make some sort of decision together,” he said.
“I can’t see any reason why we can’t ask all of Australia once again what is a true and contemporary song for Australia now,” Meninga said.
“Let’s have a referendum.”
Meninga says the anthem was enshrined to the public under the Nation’s consent after it was selected as the national song from a survey in 1974. He says now is the time Australia should have another discussion about changing the anthem.
“That all came about through the nation’s consent,” Meninga wrote.
“And while the Indigenous population has been talking about Advance Australia Fair for a long time, I cannot see why there can’t be a debate about it again now.
“Times have changed since the last decision was made. We’ve had major decisions around Indigenous Australia, such as native title recognition and cultural heritage being revived.
“We’ve had the national Sorry Day so Australians — all Australians — are very aware of our national history, maybe more aware than they were before.
“So we can have a national debate and let the people of Australia have their say.
“If we have a national anthem that offends our Indigenous people, let’s see what all of Australia thinks.
Meninga and Walker have both been at the centre of divided controversy, but have gained an influx of support from the Indigenous community.