Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander flags won’t hang during NAIDOC week

"Monash University, Torres strait islands, Australian aboriginal, Victorian and Australian flags" by ajft is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Morrison Government has blocked a motion to hang the Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander flags alongside the national flag in the senate during NAIDOC week, sparking outrage in the Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander communities.

The motion was raised by Indigenous senators Malarndirri McCarthy, Patrick Dodson and  Lidia Thorpe, but ultimately was denied when put to a vote.

The Morrison government and some crossbenchers had the majority, with 29 votes to 28.

The events in federal parliament have sparked outrage amongst Indigenous communities, especially due to this weeks cultural celebration.


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