Shift away from Australia Day in national sport

Posted on: Mon 1 Feb 2021

In the lead up to January 26, Cricket Australia announced its intentions to drop references to Australia Day in its Big Bash promotions.

The change came to acknowledge the growing section of society that sees the date as a day not to be celebrated and is in fact a painful day for many Indigenous people.

Our sports correspondent from Western Sydney University, Dr Michelle O’Shea, joins Tom Mann to dig deeper into this conversation.

Image source: Vijay Chennupati via Wikimedia Commons


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