Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the city’s councillors would review whether the fireworks were an appropriate way to celebrate the national public holiday, following discussions with Aboriginal elders and the local community.
“For many of them Australia day is not a day of celebration, there is some sadness and for them is a reminder of the dispossession that many of them feel,” he told ABC radio.
Trying to out-moral each other in PC world. It reminds me of those who wore hair-shirts in the middle ages to prove how worthy they were.
A hair shirt (or cilice) is a garment or undergarment made of coarse cloth or animal hair worn close to the skin. It was used in some religious traditions to induce discomfort or pain as a sign of repentance and atonement. Other features were added to make hair shirts more uncomfortable, such as thin wires or twigs.
UPDATE: Bold statement: $145,000 artwork Rainbow, a reflection of Fremantle Port, by Sophie Gabrielle.
A NINE metre high sculpture — made from recycled sea containers — is being pieced together in Fremantle to form an iconic feature for the port city.
Rainbow is valued at $145,000 and is the largest art piece commissioned by the City of Fremantle . … The result is 66 tonnes of wow.
66 tonnes of political correctness more like. Rainbow arch, how trendy! Why don’t they ask the Aboriginal elders what they think of that?! What if they feel sad about it, ‘cos gay marriage isn’t a big part of their traditional culture? What if they feel oppressed by the desecration of their land by gay icons?