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February 9, 2023

Australia Day posters defaced

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Rotary Club say they are appalled at the defacing of their posters that invite the public to their Australia Day celebrations.

Rotary’s Nerida Dean told The Echo that while the sign outside the Mullum pub was graffitied, other signs were stolen.

‘We aren’t a big operation, she said. ‘For 30 years, Rotary have offered a low-cost breakfast on Australia Day, all put together by volunteers.’

Rotary’s 30th Australia Day breakfast celebration will be held on January 26 from 7am till 10am in the Housie Tent, Banner Park, in Brunswick Heads.

Cost is $5.

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  1. That was unnecessary, and will inflame thoughts/actions of retribution of graffiti on Byron’s Survival Day posters.
    There is a Council Committee of groups, including the Sisters For Reconciliation who all work together to support the different organisations doing the various events, including the Survival event. Prior to 2004 the Council Australia Day Committee was largely made up of the decedents of the Shires white farming families. In 2005, after consultation with Council’s Aboriginal Consultative Committee there was a pitch to the Australia Day Committee to add a Survival Day event. The Committee warmly supported the initiative, with the Minutes saying something like ‘ The Committee welcomes the event as the Shire events now represent all people in the Shire’.
    That didnt solve all issues with the Day, but did move the Shire forward. Graffiting one of the groups posters doesn’t.


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