Stan Grant on the battle for Australia Day | RN Breakfast

Stan Grant on the battle for Australia Day | RN Breakfast
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Australia Day is supposed to a moment of celebration, a chance for people from all backgrounds to come together and reflect on what it means to be part of our multicultural country.

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But each year the controversy around the date grows stronger, marking as it does the arrival of the First Fleet, a date of trauma and displacement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Now, in a new book called ‘Australia Day’, Stan Grant argues the day has become a “battleground”, and that last year the battle was waged fiercer than ever before.

This book tries to find a resolution to that conflict.

Guest: Stan Grant is an academic, author and international affairs analyst at the ABC.

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