YOU wouldn’t think it possible. The BBC’s efforts to rewrite our national history to fit with its Left-wing bias and diversity agenda have just been trumped. By its Aussie cousin.
Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC, astounded its audience last Sunday by referring to Australia Day as Invasion Day, following the woke MSM trend by describing the public holiday as ‘one of the most polarising dates on the Australian calendar‘. Determined, it seems, to stoke any division that might exist.
I couldn’t help but wonder what David Hill, a former managing director of the ABC and author of Convict Colony must make of it. Anyone reading his (or any other) account of the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds will know that neither convict, nor soldier, nor sailor knew that aboriginals existed before they were dumped at Botany Bay, or regarded themselves as an invasion force. Nor were they sent by the British government as one. That brutal prison settlement designed to relieve the Thames prison hulks of Georgian England is a story of suffering and survival against terrible odds.
No wonder this latest piece of ABC wokery has been roundly slammed.
Now adding insult to injury is the Australian government’s two-faced approach to public gatherings and the right to protest on this Australia Day under Covid emergency laws. Here is the wonderful Peta Credlin of Sky News Australia setting out these unjustifiable double standards and her outrage at them.