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We would be dancing on the graves of our ancestors by celebrating Invasion Day. Read more

26 January – Invasion Day

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Invasion Day – Sign Petition to Change the Date!

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Invasion Day celebrations stink

Invasion Day celebrations stink! Daisy Allan gave a spirited speech in palawa kani to mark invasion Day at Parliament lawns. 26 Jan 2016.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOLNC4Jf_mY Read more

Rally urges ‘respectful’ new date

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’’. ‘‘We ... Read more

Let’s change our national holiday

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 ... Read more

Why is such a divisive day celebrated?

‘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” ... Read more

PRESS RELEASE: INVASION DAY MARCH AND RALLY

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palawa kani Sentences – Invasion Day

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Invasion Day Rally 26th January 2016

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