ABC ‘clearly wrong’ on Australia Day: Communications Minister
The ABC has quietly removed the words “Invasion Day” from a headline on an article about Australia Day events after senior government figures attacked the national broadcaster.
Up until late this morning, a piece on celebrations and protests on January 26 was headlined “Australia Day/Invasion Day 2021 events”, sparking upset among some Coalition MPs and conservative commentators.
However, at lunchtime, the article became “Australia Day is a contentious day for many. Here are the events being held on January 26”.
The ABC said Australia Day was its “default terminology” and it had “changed a headline to avoid any reader confusion about this”.
The broadcaster denied it had ever used the terms Australia Day and Invasion Day interchangeably. The article continues to refer to…