AUSTRALIA DAY OR DIVISIVE DAY?
... it’s time to flick it anyway
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
As with most Government orchestrated awards it’s the Awards councillors themselves who seek the notoriety necessary to continue the funding. “Controversial” is the paramount asset for budding Australians of the Year. It gives the media something to talk about and in a year’s time the substance has waned and only the Awards themselves are remembered.
National Australia Day Council CEO Chris Kirby (left) is a hobby-farming egalitist and deputy-chair Robbie Sefton (right) have given notice that an immigrant of note is to be the next recipient. That’s a nice way of saying a “notable” Muslim is in the pipeline for the 2018 award.
The trouble is that notable Muslims are usually notable for all the wrong reasons and the wrong choice (which is highly likely) will be enough to bury these stupid awards once and for all.
Australia Day provides a platform for all those who hate Australia.
"Always was, always will be Aboriginal land," they yelled after walking from the Aboriginal tent embassy in Canberra.
"What do we want? Treaty. What have we got? Fuck all", the protesters chanted as they marched up the hill from the tent embassy.
Back in 1938 they did have something to complain about
Children of parents in all States must have wondered where exactly they were born as they watched union jacks burnt to a crisp and spat on by whites who have no Aboriginal heritage
But the Aboriginal flag flew majestically atop the Harbour Bridge.
In Brisbane there was the usual “Invasion Day” march.
In Adelaide, a parade of more than 3000 people from 100 different cultural groups was abandoned as Green, and white Aboriginal protesters blocked the march.
GetUp was very visible with Greens MP David Shoebridge declaring we must not call it “Australia Day”.
A woman lies injured in the wake of the Sydney protests
It seems the only winners yesterday were the members of the Australia Day Council who again achieved their desired publicity by giving the top award to a funny looking little man with a handlebar moustache called Alan Mackay-Sim who claims to have taken some olfactory (nasal) matter from a patient’s petrie dish and used it to cure a spinal injury.
Okay, I wouldn’t have a clue how that works, but it sure sounds a bit dodgy.
If it turns out a scam then it could serve toward the deserved demise of an Australia Day that has become a Divisive Day.