No, this photo does not show Australian politician Sarah Hanson-Young holding a placard stating she would rather help ‘illegals’ than homeless people
A photo that has been retweeted hundreds of times on Twitter purports to show Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young holding a placard that reads: “I would rather help illegals than the 100,000 homeless Australians”. The photo has been manipulated from an original taken of Hanson-Young at a rally in which the banner states: “Free the refugees”.
This tweet with the doctored photo has been retweeted nearly 500 times and attracted more than 800 likes since being posted on May 19, 2018:
Below is a screenshot of the tweet:
The photo apparently shows Hanson-Young holding a placard that features the logo of her political party, the Australian Greens, among a crowd with people holding the same sign.
Reverse image searches on Google traced the original photo to this post on Hanson-Young’s verified Facebook page on November 4, 2017.
Photos posted to Hanson-Young’s verified Twitter feed a day earlier show the same event, with the senator wearing the same clothes and holding the same sign.