EDITORIAL EXCERPT: Malcolm’s Day of disappointment

Firstly, the 26th of January does not mark the formation of the nation of Australia. The Federation, when all state colonies came together to form the Commonwealth, happened on 1 January 1901.

Secondly, the 26th of January has not always been the date for Australia Day.

Thirdly most Australians don’t care about the date.

So much for “uniting Australia” — divide and conquer is the Liberal way. It takes a pretty special leader to use the national day to drive a deeper wedge into the nation in an effort to bolster his languishing political fortunes….

EDITORIAL EXCERPT: Malcolm’s Day of disappointment

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