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WA's Australian of the Year continues to break down barriers - The West Australian


The West Australian

WA's Australian of the Year continues to break down barriers
The West Australian
Tracy Westerman learnt early how to be a strong, proud Aboriginal. Now WA's Australian of the Year is teaching others to be the same. It looks like an old passport — those hard, fold-able ones you might have seen floating around in your parents' or ...

Australia Day: Why our destiny requires another date to celebrate - The Northern Daily Leader


The Northern Daily Leader

Australia Day: Why our destiny requires another date to celebrate
The Northern Daily Leader
Aware this symbol of colonisation would impact on the Indigenous community, First Fleet organisers sought advice from leaders, including Charles Perkins and Sydney activist Burnum Burnum, aka Harry Penrith, who planted the Aboriginal flag on an English ...

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Greens MP receives death threats over half-mast flag push on Australia Day - The Australian


The Australian

Greens MP receives death threats over half-mast flag push on Australia Day
The Australian
Some of the threats were signed 'Real Australians', Ms Thorpe said. “But I know these people do not represent the majority of people in our great country,” she wrote. read more; The hypocrisy is breathtaking. “I know that we are better than this.” Ms ...
Death threats levelled at Vic Greens MPThe West Australian

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Why Australia Day should stay as it is - The Queensland Times


The Queensland Times

Why Australia Day should stay as it is
The Queensland Times
January 26 is approaching and that means another round of the Australia Day debate. I'll be straight up - I think Australia Day should remain where it is. Now before the left unleashes its moral outrage, let me tell you why. The argument is that the ...
Many assist Australia Day date change from January 26Luxora Leader

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Why Australia Day should stay as it is - The Queensland Times


The Queensland Times

Why Australia Day should stay as it is
The Queensland Times
January 26 is approaching and that means another round of the Australia Day debate. I'll be straight up - I think Australia Day should remain where it is. Now before the left unleashes its moral outrage, let me tell you why. The argument is that the ...
Nothing sacred about Australia Day but politicians refuse to admit itIllawarra Mercury
Aussies laid again about Australia Day dateLuxora Leader

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Jeff Corbett: Australia Day and outdated division - Newcastle Herald


Newcastle Herald

Jeff Corbett: Australia Day and outdated division
Newcastle Herald
It is especially not a celebration of the Australia that existed before January 26, 1788, and a good reason is that there was then no nation of Australia. It is hardly a celebration of the injustices inflicted on the Aboriginal people for many years ...

Time to 'consign to history' the relics of segregation in WA as work begins on Aboriginal reserve plan - ABC Online


ABC Online

Time to 'consign to history' the relics of segregation in WA as work begins on Aboriginal reserve plan
ABC Online
They are the rundown, often squalid legacy of segregation; shanty-towns clustered on the outskirts of prosperous regional towns. Three thousand people live in Aboriginal town-based reserves in Western Australia, with residents, Aboriginal leaders and ...

Sugarbag bee honey a feast from nature, with stingless insects creating delicious outback bush tucker - ABC Online


ABC Online

Sugarbag bee honey a feast from nature, with stingless insects creating delicious outback bush tucker
ABC Online
Bee researcher Tobias Smith said there were about 600 species of stingless bees globally, and 11 in Australia. "There are two groups of stingless bees in Australia — the tetragonula bees on the coast and the inland austroplebeia," he said. "Stingless ...

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner puts support behind Australia Day on January 26 - NT News


NT News

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner puts support behind Australia Day on January 26
NT News
Although acknowledging the date of the national holiday was divisive, Mr Gunner said Australia Day should be about unity. “January 26 must meaningfully acknowledge the entire story of our nation. This means more than acknowledgement of country and a ...

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner puts support behind Australia Day on January 26 - NT News


NT News

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner puts support behind Australia Day on January 26
NT News
Although acknowledging the date of the national holiday was divisive, Mr Gunner said Australia Day should be about unity. “January 26 must meaningfully acknowledge the entire story of our nation. This means more than acknowledgement of country and a ...

Australia Day: Johnathan Thurston calls for respect in date change debate - Courier Mail


Courier Mail

Australia Day: Johnathan Thurston calls for respect in date change debate
Courier Mail
Tensions have again escalated ahead of Australia Day, with a furious debate about whether the date should be moved out of respect for indigenous Australians. “The nation needs to have a good, long conversation about this issue before any decisions ...

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Johnathan Thurston's daughters have broadened his vision for the future - Courier Mail


Courier Mail

Johnathan Thurston's daughters have broadened his vision for the future
Courier Mail
“I'd also like to see a change in early childhood learning for our culture and I think it's a national issue making sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are accessing kindies and early childhood learning.” Thurston said he was recently ...

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Johnathan Thurston's daughters have broadened his vision for the future - Courier Mail


Courier Mail

Johnathan Thurston's daughters have broadened his vision for the future
Courier Mail
“I'd also like to see a change in early childhood learning for our culture and I think it's a national issue making sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are accessing kindies and early childhood learning.” Thurston said he was recently ...

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Australia Day: Johnathan Thurston calls for respect in date change debate - Herald Sun


Australia Day: Johnathan Thurston calls for respect in date change debate
Herald Sun
Tensions have again escalated ahead of Australia Day, with a furious debate about whether the date should be moved out of respect for indigenous Australians. “The nation needs to have a good, long conversation about this issue before any decisions ...

Australia Day: Why our destiny requires another date to celebrate - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Australia Day: Why our destiny requires another date to celebrate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Perkins, who took part in the 1965 Freedom Rides and was a public face of Aboriginal Australia during the 1967 referendum campaign, said: "Of course you should re-enact the First Fleet as you white fellas have gotta have your own Dreamtime because if ...

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Nothing sacred about Australia Day but politicians refuse to admit it - Illawarra Mercury


Illawarra Mercury

Nothing sacred about Australia Day but politicians refuse to admit it
Illawarra Mercury
The only cows associated with January 26 are the ones in sausage form. Illustration: Matt Davidson. Opinion. Along with the obnoxious ads demanding we eat lamb, and bikinis featuring the Australian flag, the run up to January 26 is traditionally filled ...
Many assist Australia Day date change from January 26Luxora Leader

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Is Australia Day a day to party, or to protest? - The Mercury


The Mercury

Is Australia Day a day to party, or to protest?
The Mercury
Even the partygoers will notice a change in the airwaves this year, with radio station Triple J moving its Hottest 100 countdown from January 26 to the following day, in acknowledgment of the “increasing debate” about the day's meaning for indigenous ...

Is Australia Day a day to party, or to protest? - The Mercury


The Mercury

Is Australia Day a day to party, or to protest?
The Mercury
Reconciliation Tasmania co-chair Bill Lawson has decided to down barbecue tools on January 26, breaking with a long-held tradition in his own backyard. Aboriginal leader Heather Sculthorpe will leave her Kingston Beach home early to escape the flag ...

GOLDOC issues invites to Comm Games staff to celebrate Invasion Day as critics call it PC gone mad - Herald Sun


Herald Sun

GOLDOC issues invites to Comm Games staff to celebrate Invasion Day as critics call it PC gone mad
Herald Sun
“Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to come clean and let Queenslanders know of her political correct agenda or pull Commonwealth Games organisers into line and rule out this PC rubbish.” Commonwealth Games staff have been invited to an “Invasion Day ...
Editorial: Stop playing politically correct gamesCourier Mail

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Indigenous MP Lidia Thorpe sends kids away after 'Australia Day' threats of death and gang rape - The New Daily


The New Daily

Indigenous MP Lidia Thorpe sends kids away after 'Australia Day' threats of death and gang rape
The New Daily
Ms Thorpe told The New Daily she stood by her calls for Australians to fly the flag at half-mast on Australia Day in recognition that many Indigenous Australians regard the day the First Fleet arrived as an invasion. The Greens have advocated for ...

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