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    Australia Day? Invasion Day? Survival Day or just 26 January?

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    Australian Government News ... the ABC

    “Every year, January 26 rolls around, and each time the same debate about our national day floods the country’s consciousness — and for some of us it can feel tiringly predictable.
    The loud headlines, the hyperbolic commentary, the sense this debate won’t be quickly resolved, or that perhaps some aren’t even looking for resolution.”
    Australia Day? Invasion Day? Or just 26 January? | About the ABC


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    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison blasts Cricket Australia over Australia Day change


    Scott Morrison has given a big bash to Cricket Australia over its decision to drop Australia Day from official promotions after consulting with Indigenous advisers.

    CA’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cricket Advisory Committee recommended the move with three Big Bash League games to be played on January 26.

    The prime minister hit out at the sport’s governing body over the decision, which CA argues aims to normalise conversations over the date’s history.

    “A bit more focus on cricket and a little less focus on politics would be my message to Cricket Australia,” Mr Morrison told Rockhampton radio 4RO on Thursday.

    “I think that’s pretty ordinary.”

    CA will refer to January 26 instead of Australia Day in its material.

    Three BBL teams will also wear Indigenous jerseys in matches on or leading up to the day.

    A barefoot circle, welcome to country and smoking ceremony will take place before some games.

    Scott Morrison blasts Cricket Australia over Australia Day change | 7NEWS.com.au


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    Australia day was always a good party when I was down under.
    The fireworks display on the harbour bridge, probably the best pyrotechnics in the world.

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    Invasion day....... what a load of shit, tell that to all the all
    the Aussies with convict blood ( for stealing a loaf of bread ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    The prime minister hit out at the sport’s governing body over the decision, which CA argues aims to normalise conversations over the date’s history.

    A bit more focus on cricket and a little less focus on politics would be my message to Cricket Australia,” Mr Morrison told Rockhampton radio 4RO on Thursday.

    CA will refer to January 26 instead of Australia Day in its material.
    It seems to me that Cricket Australia will be doing precisely that (focussing more on cricket than on politics) by simply referring to the date rather than a poliical occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaches View Post
    Invasion day....... what a load of shit, tell that to all the all
    the Aussies with convict blood ( for stealing a loaf of bread ).
    How many were convicted for stealing a loaf of bread ?

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    It's an old Aussie myth . . . add to that the tiny percentage of convict-heritage Aussies . . . next will be dredging up the ANZAC's.

    The raising of the British flag in Australia was January 26, 1778 and applied only to NSW - why this should be Australia day is beyond me. Why it upsets people is understandable. It WAS the day that Australia was invaded by the British - fact.


    Federation Day is January 1 - why keep the crap about the 26th going every year

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    why do we even need an "australia" day ? it is just another marketing trick like all the other "days"

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    It's an old Aussie myth . . . add to that the tiny percentage of convict-heritage Aussies . . . next will be dredging up the ANZAC's.

    The raising of the British flag in Australia was January 26, 1778 and applied only to NSW - why this should be Australia day is beyond me. Why it upsets people is understandable. It WAS the day that Australia was invaded by the British - fact.


    Federation Day is January 1 - why keep the crap about the 26th going every year
    Cause it’s been no problem until the political correct brigade jumped on it.

    Read the book, The Secret River ,by Kate Greenville... and be proud to be an Aussie.

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    Why not just declare an abo day. April 1st, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    why do we even need an "australia" day ?
    So bogans can drape themselves in flag-adorned clothing and get pissed-up and go around racially abusing the 'Lebs', 'Wogs' and 'Abos'?

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    Lebs, wogs and abos are celebrating along with all other Australians. Except for the perpetually offended, of course.

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    I think it's funny that you think you speak for them.

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    Well the perpetually offended certainly do not speak for me- an immigrant. I am both lucky and proud to call myself an Australian. If that's not worth celebrating, I don't know what is.

    Put another snag on the barbie, to piss off the vegans.

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    'I've Never Found Racism To Be A Problem I Don't See What The Big Deal Is', Says White Male.

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    I've never actually done anything significant in my life, but I've found lots of reasons to be offended, says another white male.

    Party on dudes- Australia Day. Feel good about ourselves- through thick and thin, we've bilt a mighty fine country here. Something to be proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I've never actually done anything significant in my life

    I feel you might be too invested in an Internet forum existence.

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    Well, millions and millions of Australians from a multiplicity of ethnic backgrounds, are very happy and proud to be Australian, and we celebrate it on Australia day. We don't give a rats arse about the begrudgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I've never actually done anything significant in my life
    naval officer tick
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    did I forget any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    did I forget any?
    Spokesperson for "Lebs, wogs and abos", apparently.


    Yours,

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    ^^ Holy cow, you should write my bio.
    Bar/restaurant owner in Ubon too (well, an indulgence for the wife).
    Conservative (National Country) party apparatchik in the 80's.
    Ten pound Pom
    Bit of a dwunk.
    Travelled plenty- enough to know Australia is a damn fine country
    Will end up dust, like everyone else, so extol the virtue of enjoying Life
    Lack empathy for begrudgers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    We don't give a rats arse about the begrudgers.
    Firstly, your use of the 'we' is quite funny . . . but why do you whine and whinge so much about what others like or dislike?

    I know you love talking about your 'abo mates' and how they laugh at being racially abused - ah, them black fellas, eh . . .


    The issue is the date. The date a foreign power invaded another. As I said - Federation Day, the day Australia actually became a nation, is a logical choice but then the professional whiners like you join ranks with the bogan element to bemoan the PC groups of taking something away from you.

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    me- an immigrant
    Umm, how old were you when you arrived in Oz? Are you trying to show how desperately difficult it was for you, an 'immigrant'?


    Quote Originally Posted by peaches View Post
    Cause it’s been no problem until the political correct brigade jumped on it.
    Why does it have to be any 'brigade' an why specifically a 'PC' brigade?

    It's a fact that a day celebrating an invasion is an annual reminder to the defeated - hardly worth pounding on every year.

    Federation Day IS Australia Day. The 26th isn't. I'll repeat:

    "The raising of the British flag in Australia was January 26, 1778 and applied only to NSW - why this should be Australia day is beyond me. Why it upsets people is understandable. It WAS the day that Australia "



    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Put another snag on the barbie, to piss off the vegans.
    Ah, the 'edgy' sabang comes out . . .


    January 1 - Federation Day is the real Australia Day. The day Australia became a nation, but Aussies are too frightened to accept as it would take away a public holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    we've bilt a mighty fine country here
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    and proud to be Australian
    nah

    we are a clusterfcuk of some of the worst of americanisms and their rent seeking ways

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    whine and whinge so much
    Who exactly is whining and whinging? Oh, the begrudgers. That ain't me..
    Umm, how old were you when you arrived in Oz? Are you trying to show how desperately difficult it was for you, an 'immigrant'?
    9 (but I bet lom already knew that). And no, I'm not- I'm expressing my gratitude, and proudly celebrate it on Australia day. To my parents to, who made the momentous decision to emigrate.

    Meh...... it ain't sabang day guys, it's orrstralia day. Ease off with the KY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    naval officer tick
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    did I forget any?
    Got any sprogs? Decent ones are a worthy achievement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
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    noted in the "Of public interest" TD ledger..

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