23 January 2019

Australia’s most prominent golliwog collector, former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett, has lent his support to the campaign to move Australia Day — but only because he doesn’t like public holidays: “We aren’t that serious about it. If we were, we’d celebrate Australia Day on the day it falls and not have a holiday if it fell on the weekend as it does this year.” He wants it moved to 1 January, so it can share the New Year holiday. Still, the fact that a man who names his racist dolls after his Aboriginal employees can support #changethedate suggests we should be pushing for IndigenousX’s more ambitious #changethenation instead.