26 January 2023 - Invasion Day protests across Australia
Voice referendum, plan to 'abolish' Australia Day in spotlight at rallies around the country
Greta Stonehouse (ABC News, 25/01/2023)
Thousands of people have gathered across the country to take part in Invasion Day rallies, with protesters declaring "Australia Day is dead".
In Sydney, after more than a dozen speeches from First Nations elders and community leaders, the huge crowd has taken to the streets with passing cars beeping their horns in support.
Invasion Day activists call for treaty before Voice
(Sky News, 26/01/2023)
Indigenous rights activists at Sydney’s Invasion Day rally have called for sovereignty and treaty before the Voice in protest of the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum.
“This is the Voice – they don’t want to hear it,” NSW Greens Upper House Candidate Lynda-June Coe said.
Australia Day hasn’t always been on January 26, but it has always been an issue
Benjamin T. Jones (The Conversation, 26/01/2023)
January 26 is a date that sparks mixed emotions in Australia. For some, it’s a day to celebrate all the good things about living in Australia. For others, it’s a painful reminder of the beginning of British colonisation and the dispossession of First Nations.
Why I can’t attend an Invasion Day rally that seeks to sabotage an Indigenous voice to parliament
Marcus Stewart (The Guardian, 25/01/2023)
Every year I attend the Invasion Day rally. I won’t be attending this year.
I’m a proud Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung nation so I know the importance of standing together in the fight for the rights of Aboriginal people.