Apparently, fireworks are not ‘culturally sensitive’. And Australia Day isn’t either.
So the Fremantle City Council has scrapped both. Now it will spend $100,000 on something else. On a different day altogether.
It will probably be a Powerpoint presentation on why our grandparents were the worst and a severe talking to from David Morrison.
Sounds like fun.
Anyway, this is from WAToday:
City of Fremantle councillors have voted to scrap the port town’s popular Australia Day fireworks event from 2017 after deeming the celebration culturally insensitive.
The council will instead host a family-friendly event to celebrate being Australian on a different date yet to be finalised.
I like this bit best of all:
“There has been a growing movement that January 26 is increasingly becoming a day that is ‘not for all Australians’,” Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said.
If Australia Day is not a day for all Australians, then no day is. On the brighter side of things, if Australia Day is cancelled by the Thoughtful Fun Police, then presumably the concept of the Australian of the Year will be dismantled as well due to it being ‘racist’. And although the Thoughtful Fun Police will have wiped away this nation’s happy little smiles, it would be rather enjoyable to remember David Morrison and Adam Goodes as the last blokes to win this racist award.