Liberal’s wish is a Cronulla Revival
Police are keeping a close eye on the potential for violent clashes at competing rallies on Australia Day, with Melbourne set to grind to a halt as thousands of protesters flood into the city on Friday.
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….
Far right protesters opposed to a decision to scrap Australia Day have stormed a Yarra City Council meeting.
Los Angeles has voted to rename the holiday named after Christopher Columbus to commemorate Native Americans. The measure was passed as statues of the 15th-century explorer have been destroyed in recent weeks.
Indigenous songwriter Dan Sultan clashes with senator Jacqui Lambie and Attorney-General George Brandis on Q&A over the date of Australia Day.
At least three other councils are debating whether to follow the lead of Yarra Council, which voted unanimously to longer recognise Australia Day or hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Melbourne’s CBD for an ‘Invasion Day’ rally, eclipsing an earlier Australia Day parade.
Assimilate but GTFO! Is Pauline Hanson and her happy hate club slowly choking the fair go to death?
As Australia Day 2016 approaches, I feel, once again, a sense of discomfort, something I attribute to my uneasiness about what this day represents. I have long felt uncomfortable about using the 26th January to commemorate the birth of our nation. After all, it was that day in 1788 an occupying force landed in Botany Bay, a…
If you were hoping to wake up to an all ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi’ Australia Day this morning, then whatever you do, don’t log onto the world’s largest website. In a stunning departure from convention, today’s ‘Google Doodle’ – the picture that adorns the Google logo, and changes based on the significance ofMore
The overwhelming response to my speech tells me we are better than our racist history, says Stan Grant
An interesting social experiment is playing out on Facebook right now, in the form of a Facebook page which has sprung up called ‘Chuck Another Flag On The Barbie’. It’s actually an event – planned for ‘Victory Park’ in Castlemaine, Victoria on January 26. The page has been swamped with comments, in particular from outragedMore
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On 26 January, one of the saddest days in human history will be celebrated in Australia. It will be “a day for families,” say the newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. Flags will be dispensed at street corners and displayed on funny hats. People will say incessantly how proud they are.
Survival Day? Australia Day? Invasion Day? Feeling confused yet? We explain the history and meaning behind these different nomenclatures for January 26.
Contrary to the ad, there’s no tradition of Australians eating lamb on Australia Day for the simple reason that, until recently, we ignored the day altogether