Cricket Australia - Wrong Priorities

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Ron The Bear

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Brick by brick I tells ya!
You've got the national broadcaster now referring to it exclusively as Invasion Day. If the feds had any balls they'd strip the ABC's funding and put it towards Aboriginal education.

(I note the useless campaigners didn't even put out a Cricket Book this summer.)
 

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Apart from the public holiday I couldn't give a crap about Oz Day, it's NSW Day as far as I'm concerned.

But this is just pointless symbolism that will have no practical impact. You could change the date and let Aboriginals alone vote on what that date should be, and the "gap" wouldn't magically close.
You are correct in your assessment of the gap not closing. You are incorrect on your point about symbolism. Symbolism can and has been shown to elicit powerful emotions.
 

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You are correct in your assessment of the gap not closing. You are incorrect on your point about symbolism. Symbolism can and has been shown to elicit powerful emotions.
Sorry was a far bigger gesture and as far as I can see has had little or no practical impact.
 

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You've got the national broadcaster now referring to it exclusively as Invasion Day. If the feds had any balls they'd strip the ABC's funding and put it towards Aboriginal education.

(I note the useless campaigners didn't even put out a Cricket Book this summer.)
It was an invasion Lachlan Macquarie regarded captured First Nation's people as prisoners of war. History doesn't care about your feelings I'm afraid.
ABC did put out a cricket book this summer too, our Patty was on the cover.
 

Ron The Bear

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It was an invasion Lachlan Macquarie regarded captured First Nation's people as prisoners of war. History doesn't care about your feelings I'm afraid.
ABC did put out a cricket book this summer too, our Patty was on the cover.
There was no "Aboriginal nation", they didn't even have a word for the land mass.

The newsagent lied to me then.
 

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There was no "Aboriginal nation", they didn't even have a word for the land mass.

The newsagent lied to me then.
Yes what they should have done is traversed one of the biggest but least densely populated and borderline uninhabitable land masses on the planet and sat down and put together their own constitution and an agreed-upon unified language
 

Ron The Bear

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Yes great point and the American Indians should have done the same.

In fact it’s amazing that africa didn’t just become one giant country prior to British, Dutch, french and Belgian colonisation
All the more reason to fete January 26 as the day enlightenment arrived.

Africa is now in thrall to China so we'll see how that works out.
 
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Ron The Bear

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I’ve got a pretty solid knowledge of our results against Richmond for the two decades preceding their recent discovery of how to play football
In all seriousness it's tragic. They are a people caught in limbo, unable to go back and unwilling to go forward.

I generalise of course. It's why I donate annually to the AIEF - to help those making an effort.
 

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Yeah things are way better for all indigenous Australians. Poisoned water holes was a technological advancement they were just crying out for.

F*** what an archaic view.
Bowie on Australia circa 1983,
“As much as I love this country, it is probably one of the most racially intolerant in the world, well in line with South Africa.”
I'd argue our racism isn't quite as structural as South Africa's was but his point stands true today.
 

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You've got the national broadcaster now referring to it exclusively as Invasion Day. If the feds had any balls they'd strip the ABC's funding and put it towards Aboriginal education.

(I note the useless campaigners didn't even put out a Cricket Book this summer.)
So much for their ABC being impartial. Defund it.
 

The Cattery 1980

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Bowie on Australia circa 1983,

I'd argue our racism isn't quite as structural as South Africa's was but his point stands true today.
Speaking of structural racism and South Africa, what's up with the government targeting white farmers with eviction notices? These people are already facing a horrific homicide rate, and now the government wants to evict them from their land? Looks like we've got another Zimbabwe in the works. What a waste.
 

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You've got the national broadcaster now referring to it exclusively as Invasion Day. If the feds had any balls they'd strip the ABC's funding and put it towards Aboriginal education.

(I note the useless campaigners didn't even put out a Cricket Book this summer.)
Wrong again.


The default terminology for the ABC remains “Australia Day”, as you can see here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/australiaday/
 

Ron The Bear

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Wrong again.


The default terminology for the ABC remains “Australia Day”, as you can see here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/australiaday/
The ABC has defended its decision to officially refer to January 26 as “Invasion Day”, maintaining it would be inappropriate to insist that staff only call it Australia Day or “use any one term over others in all contexts”.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/bu...s/news-story/02716968228e314b196f7560b36dad53

You're arguing a technicality. It's insurrectionist behaviour, from the national broadcaster.

Cut the campaigners off at the knees and withhold funding. And cancel Ita's AOTY.
 

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