Australia’s perception of the country comes close to ‘lip service’: Indigenous senator

Indigenous senators have vowed to “break racial stereotypes” that Australian Aborigines should follow progressive policies and described state recognition as “a lip service”.

Recognizing Australia’s country is a practice by which individuals show respect for their Aboriginal people, country, culture and heritage, and is usually at the beginning of meetings, speeches and events.

But Liberal Senator Jacinta Price questioned why only Aborigines were featured instead of paying homage to all Australians. The approval, she claimed, was constantly repeated until it became “lip service” and a “real breakup.”

“I don’t think there’s genuine emotion behind it, but it seems like they want to be seen as non-racist,” she said. sky news on tuesday. “Nobody really learns anything in depth or goes beyond something like that.”

“When I hear things like that on shows like that these days, I just can’t help but cringe.”

her comment comes after channel 9 block It displayed national approval before the new season premiered on Sunday night.

“Brock and the City of Melbourne respectfully recognize the people of Ulunjeri Woi, Ulun and Bunurong Boon Ulun as the traditional guardians of the land where this work was created, and recognize their past, present and emerging elders. It’s been and always will be the land of the Klein Nation.”

A similar line was repeated on Sunday by host Osher Gunsberg of Channel 10’s The Masked Singer.

“Tonight we welcome you from the land of Gadigal, a place of beauty and abundance, where sandstone meets the sea,” he said. “We pay tribute to the traditional guardians of this country and to the elders past, present and emerging, and to the Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who join us tonight.”

Kohl’s supermarket giant Recently, it has also been criticized for including “country approval” on receipts.

break the status quo

Senator Price also said that columnist Peter Fitzsimons was critical of implementing Indigenous Voices in Parliament and supporting Australia Day, saying she was “giving racists a voice.” I responded to the accusation that

The Indigenous senator said the current situation “provides a racial narrative for Indigenous Australians, and we all must tread that certain line.”

“We expect to always stand out for the interests of the rights of the whole and of Indigenous peoples, our own rights as women, and the rights of Aboriginal individuals as individuals in our own rights. It’s been done,” she told Sky News.

“And I hit this wall so many times. increase.”

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is a reporter based in Sydney. She covers Australian news with a focus on social, cultural and identity issues. She is fluent in Vietnamese. Please contact her at [email protected]