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Premier calls for unity, reflection on Indigenous contributions on national day - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Premier calls for unity, reflection on Indigenous contributions on national day
The Sydney Morning Herald
As national debate flares about changing Australia Day, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called for unity and reflection on the importance of Australia's Indigenous heritage while also acknowledging the contribution of the nation's colonial pioneers ...
NSW premier gives thanks to AustraliaSBS

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Albury Aboriginal performer Kevin Ebsworth believes Australia Day's date should change and gay marriage could be a ... - The Border Mail


The Border Mail

Albury Aboriginal performer Kevin Ebsworth believes Australia Day's date should change and gay marriage could be a ...
The Border Mail
In Australia Day mode: Kevin Whyman plays his didgeridoo at Wodonga's Australia Day celebrations at Les Stone Park in 2007. A DECADE ago Kevin Whyman would daub his body in white paint, tie a red bandanna around his head and dance and play his ...

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Aboriginal LGBTI People Say They Need Funding, Research, And Solidarity - BuzzFeed News


BuzzFeed News

Aboriginal LGBTI People Say They Need Funding, Research, And Solidarity
BuzzFeed News
"Aboriginal history has to be acknowledged by LGBTI people," she said. "You can't escape from it." She recalled to the room a conversation she'd had with a friend, Roger McKay, at the Sydney Mardi Gras parade in 1982. "I remember standing there in ...

Australia Day : it's complicated - University News: The University of Western Australia


Australia Day : it's complicated
University News: The University of Western Australia
In Western Australia, Foundation Day on June 1 celebrated the arrival of white settlers in 1829. In 1935, all states adopted a common date and name for Australia Day; January 26 and by the 1940s a national public holiday was in place. “Since 1938 ...

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Australia Day : it's complicated - University News: The University of Western Australia


Australia Day : it's complicated
University News: The University of Western Australia
Then Australia's landing at Gallipoli earlier that year was to launch the commemoration of another national day: Anzac Day on April 25. Other colonies commemorated their own imperial foundations. In Western Australia, Foundation Day on June 1 ...

There is nothing to celebrate about Invasion Day - Brag Magazine


Brag Magazine

There is nothing to celebrate about Invasion Day
Brag Magazine
January 26 is, and always has been, Invasion Day. It marks the day the British colonised this country and brought with them the exploitative and oppressive practices that made the British Empire so barbaric, yet so profitable. It's an annual punch in ...

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Your morning Briefing - The Australian


The Australian

Your morning Briefing
The Australian
Indigenous 'never bring up date'. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says no indigenous person has ever raised the issue of changing the date of Australia Day with him. Earlier this week Chris Sarra, one of Malcolm Turnbull's key indigenous ...

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Australia Day should be more like Anzac Day: Wesley Enoch - The Australian Financial Review


The Australian Financial Review

Australia Day should be more like Anzac Day: Wesley Enoch
The Australian Financial Review
He said Mr Turnbull should lead a process whereby Australia Day came to involve a ritual of some sort, followed by whatever other activities people chose. "Anzac Day has pathways," he said. "It has a dawn service, it has a march and then an element of ...

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Westfield Matildas duo share importance of Melbourne City's Indigenous recognition events - Matildas (press release)


Westfield Matildas duo share importance of Melbourne City's Indigenous recognition events
Matildas (press release)
City's Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League teams will come together at AAMI Park on Sunday to acknowledge the original owners on the site of the stadium, the Wurundjeri tribe, as part of a broader education of players, staff and fans on Aboriginal ...

Westfield Matildas duo share importance of Melbourne City's Indigenous recognition events - Matildas (press release)


Westfield Matildas duo share importance of Melbourne City's Indigenous recognition events
Matildas (press release)
City's Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League teams will come together at AAMI Park on Sunday to acknowledge the original owners on the site of the stadium, the Wurundjeri tribe, as part of a broader education of players, staff and fans on Aboriginal ...

Australia praised for same-sex marriage - SBS


The West Australian

Australia praised for same-sex marriage
SBS
Human Rights Watch welcomed a royal commission report into ending the systemic abuse of children in youth detention in the Northern Territory. However, it was scathing of staggeringly high incarceration rates among indigenous Australians, as well as ...
Human rights praise for same-sex marriageThe West Australian
Human Rights Watch says Australia needs to address 'serious shortcomings'NEWS.com.au
Australia's human rights record attacked in global report for 'serious shortcomings'The Guardian

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Indigenous leader on Australia Day date change: Do Jews celebrate the holocaust? - Townsville Bulletin


Townsville Bulletin

Indigenous leader on Australia Day date change: Do Jews celebrate the holocaust?
Townsville Bulletin
The date of Australia Day, January 26, is controversial as it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur ...

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Nothing sacred about Australia Day but politicians refuse to admit it - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Nothing sacred about Australia Day but politicians refuse to admit it
The Sydney Morning Herald
Indigenous Australians held a Day of Mourning on Australia Day back in 1938. And as Indigenous Labor MP Linda Burney wearily noted on Wednesday, she's been "dealing with this issue" in the weeks prior to January 26 for 30 years. And yet, whenever the ...

Boss offers workers extra day off to boycott Australia Day - The Australian


The Australian

Boss offers workers extra day off to boycott Australia Day
The Australian
Mr Beath said the company was privately owned so it had every right to make a political statement and noted there was no pressure on staff to work on Australia Day. Mr Tudge, a Victorian MP, said the initiative would make “no difference” to advancing ...

Kevin Donnelly: A lesson in history - Daily Telegraph


Daily Telegraph

Kevin Donnelly: A lesson in history
Daily Telegraph
After the Myall Creek massacre in 1838 seven Europeans were hanged after being convicted for killing Aborigines. And those who condemn British settlement should also realise that it is only because of our legal system that terra nullius was overturned ...

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Human rights praise for same-sex marriage - The West Australian


The West Australian

Human rights praise for same-sex marriage
The West Australian
Human Rights Watch was pleased with a royal commission's recommendations aimed at ending systemic abuse against children in detention in the Northern Territory. However, it was scathing of dramatically disproportionate incarceration rates among ...
Australia praised for same-sex marriageSBS

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