Keith Duncan, Pimlico
To Geoff Baker, Byron Bay: that ordeal in Uganda must have been one hell of an experience for you, but you now live in a country that has had a violent colonial past towards its original inhabitants, although arguably not to the extremes of Idi Amin.
Maybe you should acknowledge that and consider the feelings of Australia’s Indigenous population before you indulge in a petty whinge about the date Australia Day is celebrated on. And to be more specific, there was no Australia until 1 January 1901, so don’t be fooled by our new motor-mouthed PM. He talks non-stop and says virtually nothing. I think that after 117 years we have grown up sufficiently to have an intelligent conversation on what day ALL Australians can celebrate Australia Day.