Hello everyone, wherever you are in Australia. I join you from the lands of the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation.
Can January 26 ever be the day that all Australians unite and rejoice in our sense of collective belonging?
In the months, weeks, days leading up to this January 26, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to belong to a place, a country and to the culture of a nation.
The global focus on these events reminds Australians of the unacceptably high rates of incarceration and deaths in custody of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.