In the past week, there has been a lot of contestation and critique around the issue of the Australia Day billboard in Melbourne that was taken down because of far-right threats. The subsequent campaign to reinstate the image of the two Muslim girls with their Australian flags also garnered a large amount of commentary.
I’ve rounded up a selection of the writing around these issues below. Good to read and digest tomorrow perhaps?
- Joanna Cruickshank – Australia Day and the enduring power of White supremacy (ABC)
- Anne Deslandes – Celebrating the conquistadors (Overland)
- Eugenia Flynn – The only way to defeat January 26 is to come together (SBS)
- Somayra Ismailjee – Think The Muslim Australia Day Billboard Should Be Re-instated? Think Again
- Tseen Khoo – The problem of privilege in the Australia Day billboard furore (Eureka Street)
- Celeste Liddle – Why I don’t support changing the date of Amnesia Day (Eureka Street)
- Nakkiah Lui – Post to all Aboriginal people (public post on Facebook)
- Fatima Measham – Disentangle (personal blog)
- Sarah Saleh – Why are we fighting Islamophobia the expense of Indigenous Australians? (Junkee)
- Series on Australian national identity running in The Conversation (featuring Frank Bongiorno and Anthony Dillon so far)