White, male and straight – how 30 years of Australia Day speeches leave most Australians out

Last year on Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison used Facebook to describe Australia as a place “made up of so many peoples”.

But he also stressed the importance of January 26 as the day Australia “did change forever” and said all Australians “must come together” on this day.

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He didn’t mention the calls by many Indigenous people to change the date and change the nation.

Australia Day provides prime ministers with a …

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