Category: Invasion day

DFAT Denies Memo Urging Them to Act ‘Inclusively’ in Australia Day Was Official

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has said that a memo sent to the staff prior to Australia Day encouraging them to act “inclusively” towards Indigenous Australians was not an official document and that it should not have been disseminated. It comes after the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and other media outlets on…


DFAT Says Australia Day Inclusivity Memo Was Not ‘Official’

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has said that a memo sent to the staff prior to Australia Day encouraging them to act “inclusively” towards Indigenous Australians was not an official document and that it should not have been disseminated. It comes after the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and other media outlets reported…


Jan. 26: Australia Day or Invasion Day?

Commentary Australians will be celebrating Australia Day on Wednesday, Jan. 26. For many years, it was a day of joy and pride when new Australian citizens were welcomed to the country at citizenship ceremonies. Deserving citizens receive their Australia Day Honours on that day. Australians proudly join their neighbours at community festivals, barbeques, music performances,…