Between the lies

Tony Abbott says, “What happened on January 26, 1788, was, on balance, for everyone, Aboriginal people included, a good thing, because it brought Western civilisation to this country.” This is the greatest lie ever told by a modern prime minister. It is a lie based on 230 years of deceit. It is a...

The Australian Belligerence

It should be called the Australian Belligerence. This belligerence is the refusal to accept our history, the loutish impulse to mock the reality of what happened. There is no strong argument to celebrate Australia on January 26. But the Australian Belligerence holds on for fear that to question...

Damn the barricades

This is the lie of Australia politics. Nothing is considered on its merits. Everything, apparently, is connected: traditionalist marriage and transphobic bullying and Australia Day barbecues. The past is held on to like tinned hams in a survivalist’s bunker.

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Change The Date

Launching a campaign to divest from Australia Day.