Australia Day about national pride and unity

Article by Senator Pauline Hanson

Australia Day should be about national pride and unity, not the shame and division gleefully promoted by activists who make a sport of running down Australia and its people.

In response to my disclosing an encounter at a Bunnings store this week, where I was told by an employee that staff had been instructed not to wear items associated with celebrating Australia Day, the company contacted me to clarify its position.

I appreciate Bunnings reaching out to me and saying there was no direction from the business to stores that staff must not wear such items on Australia Day. Bunnings has told me their stores are ‘free to mark Australia Day in a way that’s right for them and their local communities’. While their qualification of responsibility gives me some pause, I appreciate the company’s response.

I appreciate it because, like so many other Australians, I have had enough of the attacks on our people, our institutions, and our traditions by woke activists and the governments and corporations that foolishly accommodate these attacks. Australia Day should be a day of national pride and unity

Woolworths is the obvious case in point. Not for a minute do I accept their claim that refusing to sell Australia Day merchandise is a commercial decision, and that’s why I did my shopping elsewhere this week.

The Albanese Labor government is, as usual, failing to provide the leadership that unites Australia despite the lesson provided by the voice to Parliament referendum—that Australians do not want a country divided by race. Murray Watt’s pathetic whine about ‘culture wars’ is about as weak as it gets, especially since it’s Labor and Greens who are wholly infiltrated by extremists who start such wars.

That’s what happens to weak political parties and governments that allow themselves to be held hostage to extreme woke activism. Labor should be purging these infiltrators from its ranks and starting to govern for all Australians.