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Two straightforward Noes [Jan. 26th, 2009|02:28 pm]
Bob Bain
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According to The Australian Broadcasting Corporation our beloved leader sometimes referred to as KRUDD has told Australian of the Year Mick Dodson to go stick his head where the sun don't shine.

Posted 1 hour 52 minutes ago
Updated 18 minutes ago

His call for a national conversation has the backing of the chair of the Australia Day Council, former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist.

"It's getting people thinking about what it means to be Australian," he said.

But Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has emphatically ruled out any change.

"Let me say a simple, respectful, but straightforward no," he said.

"We are a free country and it is natural and right from time to time, that there will be conversations about such important symbols for our nation. It is equally right as a free country that those of us charged with political leadership provide a straightforward response."

So much for open debate and transparency that the KRUDD Labor government promised with it's KRUDD friendly 20/20 Summit which wasn't so much about "dialog with the nation" but massaging the ego of Kevin (we'll lead you into recession) Rudd.

See also Sydney Morning Herald - Australia Day Sparks Brawl

Stephanie Peatling and Erik Jensen
January 26, 2009

A Yawuru man, he said he felt so strongly the current Australia Day excluded indigenous people that he considered refusing the nomination for the award but decided to accept it after listening to his family. Australians were "mature enough about it now" to consider moving the date, which currently commemorates the First Fleet's arrival in Sydney - "the day on which our world came crashing down".

Professor Dodson suggested February 13, the date the Rudd Government last year formally apologised to stolen generations.

But another Aboriginal leader, Warren Mundine, an Australia Day ambassador and former national president of the Labor Party, took a swipe at Professor Dodson. "The best news today was Sydney FC's four-nil defeat of Newcastle," he said.

As noted by dharawal in this entry DOUGLAS ADAMS' VIEW OF AUSTRALIA

Religion and Politics are safe topics of conversation (Australians don't care too much about either) but Sport is a minefield. The only correct answer to "So, howdya' like our country, eh?" is "Best {insert your own regional swear word here} country in the world!".

Meanwhile Fred Nile is too preoccupied with ensuring that a controversial TV program - Underbelly - A Tale of two Titties doesn't make it to our TV screens that he has completely ignored Australia Day.

“I got an email that just said ‘omit pubic hair’,” Gawler said.
I sent a one-word email back – ‘no’. There will be male nudity and female nudity.

I doubt if Kevin Rudd watches TV.

Kevin spends much of his time overseas the Federal opposition produced a cardboard cut-out of Kevin Rudd.

The speaker requested that the "offensive article" be removed from the Chamber and after a bit of a barney it was so done.

[User Picture]From: acelightning
2009-01-26 07:39 am (UTC)
Happy Australia Day!

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