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Lidia Thorpe continues to preach division in the Australian community. Maybe if she showed some interest in the welfare of kids in Alice Springs who appear to roam in the early hours at will showing anti-social behaviour, sniffing petrol/glue without any blame being directed towards parents whose existence is centred on alcohol, domestic and sexual abuse, then and only then, will she be taken seriously.

Where is the outcry from the Aboriginal community leaders- their silence is deafening.

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Boy you need to learn history.

What are you on about?

I agree, past instances of intergenerational trauma have been going on forever.

also

why !?

I personally didn’t do anything to the aborigines

As an Australian, that is your history and if you are not ashamed of that then something is broken in your DNA. You don't need to wallow in self pity about it, just try to make the world a little better for the next generations

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A majority (59%) agree the constitutional monarchy helps to define Australian identity and should continue to be our form of government.

Support is highest in Victoria (48%) and NSW (44%), followed by WA (43%), but falls to under 40% in Queensland (39%) and South Australia (27%).

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Apparently, some people just hate themselves for no reason.

Hopefully you might come to realization while feeding your 1 month baby and looking him in the eyes.

This is my life in flesh. Should my son be responsible for anything that ever happened hundreds of years ago?

How early he can start giving reparations to strangers in his future school/workplace?

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AlternativeOpinion

Today 06:05 pm JST

Nothing that happened to the aboriginals wasn't done to just about every group at one point in history to the rest, the English invaded by the Normand, Vikings, etc..

Nothing like intergenerational trauma to put things into perspective huh.

Boy you need to learn history.

Look up Ireland, look up Bretagne/Brittany.

Look up deportations ( oh right did you forget how many Irish got to Australia in leg irons), seriously you seem to just brush aside what you don't like it what contradicts your views.

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AntiquesavingToday  06:00 pm JST

Nothing that happened to the aboriginals wasn't done to just about every group at one point in history to the rest, the English invaded by the Normand, Vikings, etc..

Really?

"In this first snapshot of the continent, we have found that there were at least 270 frontier massacres over 140 years, as part of a state-sanctioned and organised attempt to eradicate Aboriginal people."

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/04/the-killing-times-the-massacres-of-aboriginal-people-australia-must-confront

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As an Australian I know what happened and we should feel guilt and shame for what happened, 

why !?

I personally didn’t do anything to the aborigines

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Nothing that happened to the aboriginals wasn't done to just about every group at one point in history to the rest, the English invaded by the Normand, Vikings, etc..

Nothing like intergenerational trauma to put things into perspective huh..

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Simple solution.... Just use this date to highlight all that Aboriginal culture has given the world.

For example.... Well, there must be something.

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Forget human rights.

Yes, aboriginals had 3 options:

Southeast asian muslims

Han chinese

The British

Should thank their gods for hitting the jackpot!

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If Australia isn't careful it will end up like Canada, where everything is a controversy, where freedom to even use the national languages without worrying you may violate the law

So give them a heritage month not just a single day!

But be careful because it will not end there.

This month in Canada it is Tamil heritage month and that to black heritage month, first Nations month, Sikh month, Irish, German, Italian, women's, Islamic, Latin American, Hindu, etc... Yes there are more plus weeks and days for every group and ethnicity that feels wronged .

Australia usually follows the rest after several years of pressure from outside.

So have fun.

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To the indigenous people, It is akin to having a national holiday to mark the beginning of a genocide

So many Australians still don't understand the issue of "invasion day". A lot of Australians get very offended because they feel like it's something that's being taken away from them. 

A lot of people say: We didn't do that to you guys. And it happened so long ago. Why should we have to change because of something that we weren't a part of?

It comes down to what Australia is known for and that's mateship and looking out for each other.

It's kind of ironic that Australia stands by those values, but can't do it for its own black people.

Recent polls indicate about a third of Australians support changing the date, and fewer people are holding celebrations on 26 January each year. For under-35s, support for moving Australia Day is even stronger - about 50%.

Seems the sick celebration day is going out of fashion

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If one group successfully claims restitution/reparations for historical wrongs based on race/skin color then where does it end? The principle can't end with race. Every single person can then sue other individuals or groups for a multitude of historical wrongs going back thousands of years.

I understand your point but if denying past mistakes is due to a fear of restitution/reparations how can we move forward? While our generations are not responsible, we do reap the benefits.

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even more so when you can just "identify" as any racial/identity group you want.

one of them, some of them or even all of them.

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If one group successfully claims restitution/reparations for historical wrongs based on race/skin color then where does it end? The principle can't end with race. Every single person can then sue other individuals or groups for a multitude of historical wrongs going back thousands of years. It's ridiculous.

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I don't think it's right to blame present generations for historical events based purely on skin color.

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Advance Australia Fair! Congratulations to all Aussies on your national day!

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Finally rich.

They weren't exactly benevolent to the Irish were they?

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A direct line back to the domesday book.

What percentage of Australians support the British monarchy?

Hard to say, as any change would mainly be symbolic and would be hard to get majority behind that.

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AlternativeOpinion

It was actually the English Civil War Aug 22, 1642 – Sep 3, 1651.

I am amazed you know your family history from that time, not that I am questioning that.

What percentage of Australians support the British monarchy?

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HakmanToday  02:16 pm JST

*To my friends and acquaintances in (or from) the "Land Down Under" ... *Happy Australia Day!

Very nicely put in your post.

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Feels like woke and cringe are finally merging to become one brutal force called Velma From Scooby Doo.

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How many still want a British monarch as their head of state now the queen died?

As an expat Australian of British decent, I still proudly carry on the tradition of naming the first born son Charles, ever since the family sided with the cavaliers during the British civil war. ;) Our family lost everything in that war but still have a connection there.

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How many still want a British monarch as their head of state now the queen died?

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What history is being rewritten? As an Australian I know what happened and we should feel guilt and shame for what happened, but we should take pride in building a better future for all and owning up to the past, not dismissing it.

That about nails it.

The shrill squeaks of ‘Woke’ are getting so repetitive and boring. These are the types who immediately run to whatabouts which is very weak.

Actually there were many massacres to "remove" indigenous peoples from their lands, families were split up and sent to reserves far from where they lived to break their bonds with that land. Children were removed and educated to act more like whites. Later, indigenous men were recruited to work on farms and other jobs but their pay was withheld (for their own good...) ie: slave labor in the modern era until as early as the 1970's. to admit this happened doesn't make anyone weak and a lot of these issues have been or are being resolved

Does anyone who thumbed it down dispute this?

I’m sure we’d all like to hear from them. Should be interesting.

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An annual poll by market research company Roy Morgan released this week showed nearly two-thirds of Australians say Jan 26 should be considered "Australia Day", largely unchanged from a year ago. The rest believe it should be "Invasion Day".

The reality is, it is considered both already.

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Nice pic, but I'm just curious about what that apparently angry muslim is doing there. What does she have to do with aboriginals, indigenous people, anything?

https://theconversation.com/long-history-with-islam-gives-indigenous-australians-pride-3521

Try some research.

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@finally rich

I have used the same arguments myself in the past but it boils down to might is right and they should be glad we did it and not some other people.

Land has been set aside where they can live as they always have. I just don't see where the big white sin is !!

Actually there were many massacres to "remove" indigenous peoples from their lands, families were split up and sent to reserves far from where they lived to break their bonds with that land. Children were removed and educated to act more like whites. Later, indigenous men were recruited to work on farms and other jobs but their pay was withheld (for their own good...) ie: slave labor in the modern era until as early as the 1970's. to admit this happened doesn't make anyone weak and a lot of these issues have been or are being resolved.

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@finally rich: An Aboriginal woman who devoted herself to Islam as her eternal faith, nothing strange!

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Genocides the Aboriginal people in Australasia for how many years?

More than 100 years must be, the convicts expulsion from UK since mid18th century until mid19th century, those dangerous criminals has guns and they gone their rampaging wherever they goes, that's why the Aboriginal were close to extinction in early 20th century.

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Nice pic, but I'm just curious about what that apparently angry muslim is doing there. What does she have to do with aboriginals, indigenous people, anything?

I'm starting to guess all these people are bound by the same thing.

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I'm sure they would have perfected an even better stick for throwing and more delicious ways to eat grubs.

they deserved to be conquered because we had better tech?

Our enemies try to rewrite history in order to instil guilt where there should be pride, because those who feel guilty do not act in their best interests.

What history is being rewritten? As an Australian I know what happened and we should feel guilt and shame for what happened, but we should take pride in building a better future for all and owning up to the past, not dismissing it.

As for that speech, way over the top 100%.

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There were more protesters at the antilockdown protests and it didn't get nearly as much positive media as this seems to get, strange.

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I wonder how well the aboriginals would be doing today if left on their own?

They should be the first ones celebrating!

Ha! Australia was said to be occupied by Aboriginals for 65,000 years, but there was not a single city, town, village or even a permanent building standing when Cook walked ashore at Botany Bay in 1770. Fire was the very outer limit of their technology.

Indeed, do they really think that if the British had not landed that the Chinese would have left the place alone?The fact of the matter is that there has only ever been one reasonably benevolent empire in the history of the world, namely the British Empire.

Our enemies try to rewrite history in order to instil guilt where there should be pride, because those who feel guilty do not act in their best interests.

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Very curious trend worldwide.

Only whites protest against themselves.

You can see huge crowds of 90% white people defending a black/native criminal shot down but I fail to see even 5 people of colour protesting for a white victim of violence/hate crime anywhere, never.

Unfortunately or not this is us.

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I wonder how well the aboriginals would be doing today if left on their own?

They should be the first ones celebrating!

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Thousands of Australians marked the country's national day celebrations on Thursday

while millions had barbies and parties with mates, families and loved ones, celebrating life in one of the fairest, most robust, down to earth and funny countries on the planet.

Straya!

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While it was a "difficult day" for Indigenous Australians, there were no plans to change the holiday's date, he said.

You could scrap the day altogether, considering it has been acknowledged to be a difficult day.

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