Rally urges ‘respectful’ new date
By ADAM LANGENBERG, Examiner Jan. 26, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
HOBART’S Invasion Day rally continues to increase in attendance, according to its organisers.
More than 300 people marched through central Hobart to Parliament lawns to call for the date of Australia Day to be changed.
Tasmanian Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell said the rally was getting bigger every year.
He said the only significance of January 26 was the arrival of white Australians, which meant Australia Day was a ‘‘race-based national day’’.
Let’s change our national holiday
January 25, 2016 12:00am
MICHAEL MANSELL Mercury
IT is time to reflect on why January 26 is better as Australia Day than any of the other 364 days of the year.
The only significance of January 26 is to mark the coming to Australia of the white race in 1788.
That makes the celebration a race-based day.
The British were armed to the teeth, and from the moment they stepped foot in Australia, the slaughter and dispossession of Aborigines began.
It is one ...
‘Why is such a divisive day celebrated?’
January 26, 2016 11:56am
PATRICK BILLINGS Mercury
AS Australians celebrated nationhood, indigenous Tasmanians have spoken of the sadness the date bestows on their people.
For many Aboriginals January 26 isn’t a date for rejoicing but one signifying
“rape, murder and the taking of our children”.
More than 300 people yesterday marched through Hobart in solidarity with the message that the date for Australia Day must change.
On parliament’s lawns a series of Aboriginal activists implored Australians to tackle “the moral question” ...
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Australian hypocrisy shown on Jewish holy day and invasion day
Michael Mansell says the way that Australia’s politicians and media responded differently to
Jewish and Aboriginal sensitivities was hypocritical.
Mr Mansell said, "Just a few days after Australia celebrated the white invasion of Aboriginal
lands, an event seen as rubbing salt into raw wounds, both media and politicians were
clambering to hose down any offence to Jews for the federal election being called on the
holy Jewish Day.
This shows a double standard. The coverage given to the ...