By Situation Theatre 25/1/2017
Meanwhile PM “deeply offended” by calls to move the Yabun Festival to Martin Place on April 25.
Critics argue that you could celebrate Australian jingoism on literally any other day of the year. It might still be ugly, but at least you wouldn’t needlessly offend 3% of the Australian population and arrogantly assume that your entitled intransigence trumps common decency and cultural sensitivity.
Not on my watch, says Malcolm Turnbull.
“Some countries choose to at least pretend to respect their First Peoples by separating nation-building parties from significant genocidal anniversaries. That’s just so unaustralian,” the PM said.
Challenged about the hypocrisy of defending the 26th January as Australia’s actual national celebration while taking issue with hypothetical Indigenous celebrations on Anzac Day, the PM retorted “Yeah but that’s different. Most Anzacs were white.”