Once again, the Closing The Gap report reveals we're failing to reduce differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health and educational outcomes. At least now governments are committed to working in partnership with Indigenous people.
Australia's 'most progressive state' has a lot to answer for.
"While the marches are sometimes referred to as 'change the date' rallies, this is not accurate. These rallies are about changing the discourse."
Indigenous conservatives rarely fit the easy ideological templates of white Australians, and they cop abuse from both sides because of it.
Australia Day has little do with Australia as a political construct. Do we really need this grotesque distortion of history?
Scott Morrison has restarted two culture wars on Indigenous issues. The project of shoring up the Liberal Party base thus continues.