Australia's Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards

Pilger, John
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/22/australias-day-for-secrets-flags-and-cowards/

Publisher:  Counter Punch
Date Written:  22/01/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18650

In my lifetime, non-indigenous Australia has changed from an Anglo-Irish society to one of the most ethnically diverse on earth. Those we used to call "New Australians" often choose 26 January, "Australia Day", to be sworn in as citizens. The ceremonies can be touching. Watch the faces from the Middle East and understand why they clench their new flag.