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 "Australia Day Should Clebrate Diversity" - Elder
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 Posted: Jan 19 2018, 09:22 AM
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Elder says Australia Day an opportunity to celebrate diversity

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Noongar elder Robert Isaacs is calling on Aboriginal people to use Australia Day as an opportunity to celebrate the country’s cultural diversity and their place in it.

Dr Isaacs said he hoped Aboriginal Australians in particular would “fly your flags” and “wear your pride on your sleeve” on January 26.

But he said Australia Day celebrations should acknowledge traditional owners, Aboriginal culture and the past.

Calling for an end to the “divisive” debate over whether the date should be changed, Dr Isaacs also reiterated his call for a referendum.

The Australia Day Council ambassador will use an address at an Australia Day event in Albany to call on Aboriginal people to “forget about our differences and focus on all the good things we have done as a nation”.

In his speech, a copy of which was obtained by The West Australian, Dr Isaacs said “the hurts of the past must be acknowledged but they cannot continue to overshadow the way forward”.

“Of course Australia Day has historical value — it represents a day where the world changed for the Aboriginal people of this land,” he said.

“So why don’t we, as Aboriginal people, harness that for good and use Australia Day to demonstrate how we can all come together and move forward?

“We can participate in Australia Day by standing up and saying, we are the First Australians. Today, we are one of many who make up this great nation, let us work together to make it even greater.

“It is a time where all of us can sit back with our friends and neighbours and reflect on how far we have come together to build bridges and foster national pride and it is also an opportunity for us to think about how we can continue to work towards building a better future for all people.”

The politics of Australia Day, which marks the First Fleet’s arrival in Australia, were thrust back into the spotlight this week after Greens leader Richard Di Natale encouraged Greens local councillors to push to dump January 26 celebrations.

The City of Fremantle is the only WA council to move away from the contentious date. Mayors of other WA councils this week mostly rejected Senator Di Natale’s call to arms, saying party politics should be kept out of local government.

Polling by Research Now released yesterday suggested only about one-third of people knew January 26 was offensive to some Aboriginal people. A majority of Australians — 56 per cent — were open to celebrating Australia Day on another date.


https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/elder-says-australia-day-an-opportunity-to-celebrate-diversity-ng-b88718063z

Well said Robert Isaacs! Did Richard Di Natale consult Mr Isaacs or other Aboriginal elders before trying to persuade local councils to dump their celebrations? As for the City of Fremantle, it is regarded by many as the home of alternatives and the loony left* and their decision was made well before Di Natale's call.

As for the 56% of Australians who were open to an alternative date, I believe this simply reflects an attitude of, "She'll be right, as long as I get my day off."

* I don't make these remarks lightly, but from personal experience - but that's another story!

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Perhaps those who object to Australia day would have more credibility if they refused all the benefits available through the invaders government and made their own way in the country.
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 Posted: Jan 21 2018, 01:16 AM
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We should listen to all of the elders - not just the ones that we happen to agree with. There are many opinions on the date to celebrate Australia Day. No one opinion is any more relevant that another.

My opinion is irrelevant though - I don't celebrate Australia Day - never have.

I don't have a flag - never will.

I don't know the words of the National Anthem as I would never sing it. I do stand to show respect for others when they sing it - that's polite.

Probably stems from my childhood when I was a British Subject and celebrated British Empire Day, sang God Save the King (George VI) and God Save the Queen (Elizabeth), and swore allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II in 1961 when I started work in the PMG.

Australia Day is a modern phenomenon. It was only in 1994 that all of the States and Territories celebrated 'Australia Day ' on the 26th of January, so it is really only of significance to millennials who have always celebrated 'Australia Day on 26th of January.

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Very good post Bill i agree
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The funny thing is that most, if not all, countries on this planet have been "invaded" at some stage in the past. Some multiple times.

Don't hear too much crying from them do we?

The other fact is that if the Poms had not invaded Australia when they did, someone else would have well before now.

As progressives like to tell us, we cannot move forward when we are continually looking back to the past.

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QUOTE (charka @ Jan 21 2018, 05:57 AM)
Very good post Bill i agree


Thank you charka - much appreciated. I wasn't sure how that one would go. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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Once again we find Australia being divided by people who lie through the back of the teeth to gain populace. Dr Natalie is Australia's biggest cancer within politics' today , he needs a bloody stray jacket.

As for what the media are printing its all blatant lies, Sunrise with foot in mouth disease had an online poll, it gained 4.5 million people voting either "YES", "NO", "I DON"T CARE". 80% voted "NO". in just 6 hrs. Sunrise pulled the vote poll off the website.

Australia's 1st Australia day was in 1905 so here we are 113 years later and we got left proper ganders going around with left media falsifying things and using words like genocide as a method to brainwash people to there way of facts when the truth of the matter is none of that has happened since Australia day celebrations started.

To many people are claiming Aboriginal heritage status without any proof what so ever, anyone had a good look at the so called Victorian Minister at the centre of all this.

In 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip brought the first colony of people to settle here The NSW government was established many years later and it wasn't until the Government was established that Proper records were kept. Prior to that we have the journals only of Capt Phillip and later successors of those who were transported here including the convicts. A large majority of those convicts died here from high punishment including floggings if they didn't die at sea prior. Yep stealing bread to prevent starvation was considered punishment until death. I don't recall ever reading in the history books about Aborigines ever been treated as convicts, Servants and slaves to ignorant so called land owners who were mostly given the land as some form or reward for settling here in Australia "yes".

Those who ventured outside of the colonies to seek other land areas weren't ever tracked for years later until wealth was discovered GOLD.

Up until then the British rule considered Australia non essential and discarded those who travel here as outcasts to the British empire. Everything that took place from 1770 with Capt James Cook discovered Botany Bay till 1905 was done under the British empire rulings.

So here am I born in 1963 who has had nothing to do what happened 230 year ago, I'm now suppose to be ashamed of my heritage as an Australian person, Well guess what there isn't bloody God dame thing that I could do today that would changed what happened in Australia's history and nor am I going to even believe that I can.

Changing the Australian day date is like changing your birthday date, theoretically you can do it, reality is nothing will change.

I think Di Natalie should shut his over size ego disrespectful mouth and either decide weather he represents the people as an Australian or he should basically piss off to another country that wants to listen to his over rated ego as the person who has all the answers and whilst he is at it he can take all left retards with him.

What has happened in every war since the Boar war was genocide and yes Aborigines paid the same ultimate price for their country during all those wars including today wars that Australian's are involved in, however I don't believe that any Australian governments have been held to account on genocide for sending people to their deaths based on Government decisions made in Parliament. The British Military have a lot to answer for what they did and how they treated Australians that went to war. Their attitude towards Australian was they are all convicts they die first, If it wasn't for Monash and other Australian Generals that's exactly what would have happened. Once again through there is nothing I can do that would change those past events.

It time to stop the bloody crap, this isn't even PC rubbish its just plain bloody lies.


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Very well said Michael http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_IMHO.png

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