Singer clashes with George Brandis: ‘This is me as an Aboriginal person telling you how an Aboriginal people feels and you’re telling me I’m not feeling that way’

Dan Sultan has asked Australian politicians to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on changing the date of Australia Day, saying that 26 January is a date “that started the ongoing genocide of our people”.

Speaking on the ABC’s Q&A program, the Indigenous singer-songwriter, of Arrernte and Gurindji heritage, said Australia could not have a united national celebration on the anniversary of New South Wales being declared a British colony.

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