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Thousands protest Australia Day holiday with ‘Invasion Day’ rallies

Sydney, Australia Reuters Thousands marked Australia’s national day on Friday with “Invasion Day” rallies in support of the country’s Indigenous community, many of whom want to drop celebrations or move the date. Australia Day commemorates the day Britain established the state of New South Wales a penal colony, arriving in what is now the state […]

Stolen but not silent: Indigenous Australians protest national celebrations

Australia Indigenous Muruwari elder Rita Wright

Sydney, AustraliaReuters As Australia holds a national day of festivities on 26th January, Indigenous woman Rita Wright will be protesting the celebrations at a march in Sydney. Australia Day marks the date the British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour in 1788 to start a penal colony, viewing the land as unoccupied despite encountering settlements. Indigenous […]



Baptist minister MEGAN POWELL DU TOIT, in an article first published by Ethos: EA Centre for Christianity and Society, reflects on how she came to the decision not to celebrate Australia Day on 26th January…