The Canberra Invasion Day march commemorated indigenous experiences otherwise celebrated as Australia Day. Marchers walked from the Tent Embassy to the steps of the new Parliament House.
28 January 2021
Centre for Public Integrity indicate that. So I felt this march was a huge success in numbers, but just a little uncomfortable in effect. But given history, there's plenty for we non-indigenous to understand and remember, and no need to go back 60,000 years to view indigenous loss and disappointments. One example was PM Turnbull's fairly recent misrepresentation of the Voice as a third house of Parliament. Strange given the limited demands made for the Voice to Parliament: to me, it seemed so lacking in real power. But now ScoMo seems more slippery in communication and more dangerous in hidden action. But the levees will break, for climate, indigenous issues and the rest; hopefully not too late for the survival of civilisations, indigenous and non-. Just remember the joy of the day of the Apology and imagine if Australia could surpass these eternal road blocks. I doubt we'd ever return to the social laboratory of the past, but perhaps we could just recognise scientific and cultural truths once more and so move on. That would be a good first step. Our people do it reasonably well; it's our leaders, influenced as they are, who fail.