Posted by: Gregoryno6 | January 28, 2018

Australia Day – the late news.

I hate to say it, but I didn’t expect local councils to adopt such a sensible attitude.

At WA’s biggest council, the City of Stirling, mayor Mark Irwin said local governments’ focus “should remain on providing better customer service and quality infrastructure and services to ratepayers and residents”.

Mr Irwin’s views were echoed by other councils across the city.  Including my own. That was a surprise. I’ve lived here 17 years and watched the area move from forgotten working class to gentrified lower-middle class. The deputy mayor seems exactly the sort who would push for changing the date – ex muso, he even talks about the council as being ‘progressive’ and a break away from the old guard.

Maybe he’s just biding his time.. still, this would be the time to show his colours and he avoided that.

Others showed their colours on Australia Day and then some.

Say hello to Tarneen Onus-Williams.

Fuck Australia, hope it fucking burns to the ground. If you celebrate Australia Day, fucker, you’re celebrating the death of my ancestors.

All you fellas with the Australian flag should be so embarrassed with yourself, it’s embarrassing. It’s embarrassing that you celebrate people’s deaths, the people of this land’s death. You make me sick to my stomach.

Tarneen presides over Welcome To Country ceremonies every Tuesday and the third Friday of every month. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

She’s subsequently pulled the old tweet-and-delete trick. Yes, I said it, but I didn’t really mean it.

It was a metaphor, not actually a statement to be taken literally. I just want everything, all the governments to fall apart, because our people are dying and nobody cares and the whole system needs to change.

Further:

Sometimes when you’re a bit poetic things get taken out of context.

Especially when you realise that a BTTG Australia would mean the end of your government job. And your stipend from Oxfam.

Tim Blair posted a link to T O-W’s Linkedin page. Which, guess what, is now a dead link. Somewhat predictable.

Enough of the confrontation. Some indigenous are happy to mark 26/01.

WHILE some denounce Australia Day as Invasion Day, an Aboriginal clan from northeast Arnhem Land uses it to welcome doctors, nurses, teachers, police and the community to their land and to thank them for their contributions….

Clan leader, Bakamumu Marika, 59, says: “Australia Day is a very significant day for Australians, including Yolgnu people, the First Australians. We don’t talk about negative things. It’s about a birth of citizenship and freedom, for all of them on our land.

Just one more item to squeeze in. But it’s a doozy.

Team ‘Invasion Day’ says 26 January is offensive to some Australians.

Team ‘Australia Day’ says 26 January is a day for all Australians regardless.

Yet there is a fundamental point which goes to the heart of this debate that literally no one, to date, seems to have picked up on. Hence, this article.

Native title can only exist if Australia was settled, not invaded.

Follow the link!

And now for something completely different.

 

 

 

 


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