Australia Day

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Rupert Murdoch denounces 'woke orthodoxy' as Rudd rages against 'Australia Day award' | The Weekly Beast
Media mogul given award by non-profit funded largely by fossil fuel and banking industry. Plus: the Australian newspaper honours Victorians ‘who crushed Covid’

Amanda Meade

28, Jan, 2021 @11:31 PM

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National crime agency investigates suspicious betting on Australian of the Year awards
Sexual assault survivor Grace Tame was given the gong on Monday but shot to favouritism in December after the winner was selected

Michael McGowan

28, Jan, 2021 @10:44 AM

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Morrison marks 26 January by saying Australia has 'risen above brutal beginnings' – as it happened
Invasion Day marches take place around Australia as debate around the national day rages. This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani and Calla Wahlquist

26, Jan, 2021 @7:34 AM

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First Nations people cannot celebrate while Australia is locking up our children | Roxanne Moore
It is our national shame that 65% of imprisoned 10 to 13-year-olds are Indigenous, when our kids are only 6% of Australia’s youth population

Roxanne Moore

26, Jan, 2021 @2:55 AM

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The Vigil: Adam Goodes dances in the spirit of Indigenous warriors at Sydney festival's 26 January reflection
The AFL great paid tribute to his mother, a member of the stolen generations, at the festival’s annual dusk-til-dawn meditation on Australia’s colonial history

Steve Dow

26, Jan, 2021 @12:04 AM

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Amid the false history over 26 January, it pays to consider what Australia was really built on | Paul Daley
Trolls and Indigenous-baiters got a gift from the PM this year, but in the midst of all the stories you’ll hear today it is real history that matters most

Paul Daley

26, Jan, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Where to find Invasion Day rally and protest events on 26 January, and how to show your support if you can't attend
Invasion Day rallies, protests and marches will go ahead in Australia’s capital cities with a different look in response to Covid restrictions

Calla Wahlquist

25, Jan, 2021 @9:51 PM

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If your child asks why Australia is celebrating a day of invasion, what will you tell them? | Amy McQuire for IndigenousX
Children ask vital questions of the world which expose accepted ‘truths’. On 26 January, we contrast Australian displays of amnesia with Aboriginal truth-telling

Amy McQuire for IndigenousX

25, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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I am an Australia Day ambassador and support a change in date | Craig Foster
It is no good talking about a multicultural, inclusive Australia if we are not prepared to live it

Craig Foster

25, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia Day honours 2021: Malcolm Turnbull says 'irony' in getting award along with Margaret Court
Tim Cahill, Gai Waterhouse and Craig Foster also recipients, while Kerry O’Brien turns down award in protest against Court’s inclusion

Elias Visontay

25, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Kerry O'Brien rejects Australia Day honour in protest against Margaret Court's award
Broadcaster cites ‘deeply insensitive and divisive decision’ to make Court a Companion of the Order of Australia

Paul Karp

25, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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26 January: a million bloody words written every year | First Dog on the Moon
Once again we must participate in the national forgetting

First Dog on the Moon

25, Jan, 2021 @7:20 AM

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