24 January 2018
Wednesday 24 January 2018
For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the 26 January date is not something to celebrate because it marks the start of invasion, dispossession and killings, stolen wages, stolen children and ongoing inequality. Australia Day has not always been celebrated on this date and since 1938 many Indigenous people have seen this day as a day of mourning, calling it Invasion Day or Survival Day. Clearly this view is shared and growing across Australia HERE.
We must acknowledge the truths of our shared history and I believe we can trust Australians to have this important conversation about a more appropriate day and to work harder towards reconciliation. I support the call for Makaratta and the Uluru Statement from the Heart HERE.
The annual Invasion Day at The Block Redfern is on from 10am: https://www.facebook.com/events/391724361255983
Join the ANTAR campaign HERE.
You may also wish to support the DIY campaign HERE.
Support the ACOSS petition backing the Uluru Statement from the Heart HERE.
Support flying the Aboriginal flag permanently on the harbour bridge HERE