Yesterday Scott Morrison proposed we launch an alternative to Australia Day, to celebrate Indigenous achievements, while maintaining our traditional national holiday. But our Prime Minister along with his well-intentioned, yet negligent racially averse colleagues, is seriously mistaken. By seeking a unity where many Aboriginals and their radical enablers don’t wish to, this change won’t work.… Continue reading The Folly of an Australia Day Alternative
Prediction: If the far- Left succeeds in canning Australia Day by establishing the very day European Australians arrived on this continent is offensive and racist, 1 of 2 things will happen. Australia Day may be moved to May 8 or some other trivial date, and rather than celebrations, the day will resemble an apology day… Continue reading What Happen if we Change Australia Day?
A political opportunist to his core, Bill Shorten clearly understands the political reality of changing Australia Day. For now, Australians largely support keeping the date, and Shorten has responded accordingly. But there is enough reluctance in his recent comments, combined with a bizarre critique of Malcolm Turnbull, to conclude Shorten and Labor will support changing… Continue reading Bill Shorten Shy On Oz Day Support
“What’s so bad about January 26?”, The Spectator, 26 January, 2017: This week, Warren Mundine proposed that Australia Day should be moved from January 26 to January 1, because the 26th marks the arrival of the first white settlers at Sydney Cove. He does not have a problem with the concept of Australia Day, but… Continue reading Why we shouldn’t change Australia Day
Ahead of Australia Day in 2017, Sherry Sufi has released yet another excellent piece for us on Indigenous affairs. “Reconciliation or Revenge?”, The Spectator, January 21, 2017: For a decade, a national apology was sought from Prime Minister John Howard. For a decade, he refused to provide one on the basis that most Australians were… Continue reading Reconciliation or Revenge?