Former Australian of the Year calls PM’s understanding of Australia Day ‘lightweight’

Former Australian of the Year and Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner Michael Dodson has called Scott Morrison’s comments about Australia Day “selfish”, saying he is “very lightweight when it comes to understanding Australian history”. Key points: Michael Dodson said the PM’s comments on Australia Day exposed a “shallow understanding” of the impact of the First Fleet […]

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IOC dismisses reports Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled because of COVID-19 pandemic

International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president and chair of the Tokyo Coordination Commission John Coates has shot down media reports suggesting Tokyo is looking for a way out of this year’s postponed Olympic Games. Key points: Coates says no discussions have taken place about cancelling the Tokyo Games Japan’s Prime Minister rejects the suggestion his Government […]

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‘They’re a bit like Roman ruins’: One man’s quest to find Australia’s ‘lost’ cricket pitches

West Australian amateur historian Les Everett is on a mission to document the relics of Australia’s cricketing past, no matter how many kilometres he has to cover. So far, he has travelled thousands of kilometres and spent hundreds of hours poring over maps and newspaper archives to locate WA’s “lost” cricket pitches. Mr Everett, 65, […]

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‘Pretty ordinary’: Scott Morrison attacks Cricket Australia for dropping the term ‘Australia Day’ from BBL promos

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticised Cricket Australia (CA) for its decision to avoid using the term “Australia Day” in Big Bash League promotions. Key points: The move was a recommendation from the National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Cricket Advisory Committee Cricket Australia wants to encourage discussion of the issue The move has been […]

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