Australia Day war

The war over Australia Day—the first since the divisive voice to Parliament referendum—has been heated, and as with any war, there have been winners and losers.

Australia Day merchandise has evidently been flying off the shelves all week at stores which continue to sell it, including the Drakes supermarket chain and The Reject Shop stores. The owner of Drakes has even taken to social media and called out Woolworths and Aldi, showing their pathetic excuse – that Australia Day merchandise sales were falling—for the lie that it is.

Drakes has been a winner. With Woolworths shares tanking in value, it appears they are losing.

One Nation can attest to the high demand for Australia Day gear too; we have literally sold out. As far as we’re concerned, Australians who celebrate our country are winners too.

The war against Australia Day has been joined by Cricket Australia, which has effectively banned mention of Australia Day at the Brisbane Test match, and Tennis Australia, which is snubbing our national day at the Australian Open before the eyes of the world.

Once again, big corporations and sporting organisations are only listening to activists seeking racial division and special privileges and ignoring their Australian customers and fans. It’s apparent they completely missed—or, more likely, are deliberately ignoring—the overwhelming rejection of racial division at last year’s referendum.

The biggest loser has been the Prime Minister, thanks to his failure to stand up for the celebration of our national day on 26 January. He’s done everything he can to avoid it, dismissing ‘culture wars’ that his own far-left fellow travellers are entirely responsible for starting. His lack of leadership on this or any other issue has been appalling.