MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0046_01D6F271.7287FFB0" This is a multipart message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0046_01D6F271.7287FFB0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit LINDA BURNEY MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS MEMBER FOR BARTON E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW 2GB DRIVE WITH JIM WILSON FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2021 SUBJECT: Cricket Australia & Australia Day; Australia Day is an opportunity to learn more about our difficult past JIM WILSON, HOST: Linda Burney is the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians. And she's on the line this afternoon. Good day, Linda. BURNEY: Hi Jim, how are you? WILSON: Good, thank you. A belated happy new year to you. You're a fan of this move by Cricket Australia. BURNEY: I think it's a fantastic move. And I disagree with Jacinta’s view of the world. And the reason is that I have actually taken the time Jim to look and study in detail the Cricket Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan. And the idea that they're not focusing – they’re focusing more on politics than on cricket is a nonsense. When you have a look at the eight pillars of their action plan and think about some of the fantastic stories that go between Aboriginal people and Cricket Australia, I think they're taking on not a political view, but a very decent and appropriate view for such a high profile thing within the country. WILSON: But isn't it dividing the country more than uniting it? I mean, it's about inclusiveness on Australia Day, about coming together, and yet, they’re still going to play three games of cricket. If they were that upset about playing cricket, or having an Australia Day reference why is the cricket going ahead at all? BURNEY: Look, I respectfully disagree with that. The overall plan for Cricket Australia in terms of reconciliation is enormous. They’ve got things like the national strategy; they've got a National Advisory Board; nine Aboriginal players in the BBL; there's been an 800% increase in Aboriginal people playing cricket. And a great story Jim is the first international cricket team that went from Australia to England was the Aboriginal 11 side. And one of the people out of that his name was Unaarrimin or Johnny Mullagh. He was the star of that tour, taking 245 wickets in 45 games from the English. WILSON: But Linda I love all that and I'm a big supporter of Indigenous athletes and Indigenous Australia with a huge respect for our first settlers. But it's Australia Day. It’s Australia Day, and why do we have to go down a path of scrapping Australia Day from a sport - a sporting contest that has been synonymous with our national day? BURNEY: Well, this doesn't scrap Australia Day. WILSON: Well it scraps the reference. BURNEY: Well for Cricket Australia and they’ve obviously got their reasons for doing that; they've consulted with people; they’ve had advice from their Aboriginal Advisory Council. And they have a Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan, Jim. And that is the penultimate of Reconciliation Action Plans. And as I said, there's an enormous amount of depth in that plan. Labor’s position is very clear on this. And I think you'll agree with this, is that we are not advocating a change of date. Remember that it's only been the 26th of January since 1994. But what we are suggesting to people, is take a moment that day with yourself, just to reflect on what Australia Day means for First Nations people, and what the true history of our nation is, good and bad. And it's really about, I know that you're a great supporter of this Jim, it's about building relationships. WILSON: Well, I am big on that. But I just think on Australia Day, I just can't get my head around the fact that a sporting contest, I'm for as long as I can remember, I remember creating contest at the Adelaide Oval on Australia Day. Why on earth? I think this is doing more harm than good. BURNEY: Look, I respect that view. I respectfully also disagree with that. I think it's showing enormous leadership and it’s sending a really important message to the rest of Australia that one of our most popular sports, which of course is cricket - I even listen to some cricket this this summer. I'm disappointed that India won the test. But that's another story, that there is an enormous depth of history and some really, really positive Reconciliation Action. WILSON: Well, I love the changing of the one line the national anthem from ‘young and free’ to ‘one and free’. I love the fact we sang an Australian or an English version of the national anthem at a rugby match last year and an Indigenous version. I don't like Australia Day being taken away from cricket matches on Australia Day. I think it just sends the wrong message. Linda will agree to disagree, but I always love chatting with you. BURNEY: Okay, thanks, Jim. WILSON: Okay, that’s Linda Burney, the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians. ENDS MEDIA CONTACT: DARYL TAN 0422 028 222 Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra. This is a broadcast email - please do not reply to this email. _____ This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this email by mistake: (1) please notify me immediately and delete the email; (2) you must not use this email or its contents; (3) client legal privilege is not waived. _____ unsubscribe from this list . ------=_NextPart_000_0046_01D6F271.7287FFB0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable LINDA BURNEY =E2=80=93 TRANSCRIPT =E2=80=93 RADIO = INTERVIEW =E2=80=93 2GB DRIVE =E2=80=93 FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2021
3D""
=09
LINDA BURNEY MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
MEMBER FOR BARTON
 
E&OE = TRANSCRIPT
RADIO INTERVIEW
2GB DRIVE WITH JIM WILSON
FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2021
 
SUBJECT: Cricket Australia & Australia Day; Australia = Day is an opportunity to learn more about our difficult = past
 
JIM WILSON, HOST: Linda Burney is the Shadow Minister = for Indigenous Australians. And she's on the line this afternoon. Good = day, Linda.

BURNEY: Hi Jim, how are you?

WILSON: Good, thank you. A belated happy new year to = you. You're a fan of this move by Cricket Australia.

BURNEY: I think it's a fantastic move. And I disagree = with Jacinta=E2=80=99s view of the world. And the reason is that I have = actually taken the time Jim to look and study in detail the Cricket = Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan. And the idea that they're not = focusing =E2=80=93 they=E2=80=99re focusing more on politics than on = cricket is a nonsense. When you have a look at the eight pillars of = their action plan and think about some of the fantastic stories that go = between Aboriginal people and Cricket Australia, I think they're taking = on not a political view, but a very decent and appropriate view for such = a high profile thing within the country.

WILSON: But isn't it dividing the country more than = uniting it? I mean, it's about inclusiveness on Australia Day, about = coming together, and yet, they=E2=80=99re still going to play three = games of cricket. If they were that upset about playing cricket, or = having an Australia Day reference why is the cricket going ahead at = all?
 
BURNEY: Look, I respectfully disagree with that. The = overall plan for Cricket Australia in terms of reconciliation is = enormous. They=E2=80=99ve got things like the national strategy; they've = got a National Advisory Board; nine Aboriginal players in the BBL; = there's been an 800% increase in Aboriginal people playing cricket. And = a great story Jim is the first international cricket team that went from = Australia to England was the Aboriginal 11 side. And one of the people = out of that his name was Unaarrimin or Johnny Mullagh. He was the star = of that tour, taking 245 wickets in 45 games from the English.

WILSON: But Linda I love all that and I'm a big = supporter of Indigenous athletes and Indigenous Australia with a huge = respect for our first settlers. But it's Australia Day. It=E2=80=99s = Australia Day, and why do we have to go down a path of scrapping = Australia Day from a sport - a sporting contest that has been synonymous = with our national day?

BURNEY: Well, this doesn't scrap Australia Day.
 
WILSON: Well it scraps the reference.
 
BURNEY: Well for Cricket Australia and they=E2=80=99ve = obviously got their reasons for doing that; they've consulted with = people; they=E2=80=99ve had advice from their Aboriginal Advisory = Council. And they have a Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan, Jim. And = that is the penultimate of Reconciliation Action Plans. And as I said, = there's an enormous amount of depth in that plan. Labor=E2=80=99s = position is very clear on this. And I think you'll agree with this, is = that we are not advocating a change of date. Remember that it's only = been the 26th of January since 1994. But what we are suggesting to = people, is take a moment that day with yourself, just to reflect on what = Australia Day means for First Nations people, and what the true history = of our nation is, good and bad. And it's really about, I know that = you're a great supporter of this Jim, it's about building = relationships.

WILSON: Well, I am big on that. But I just think on = Australia Day, I just can't get my head around the fact that a sporting = contest, I'm for as long as I can remember, I remember creating contest = at the Adelaide Oval on Australia Day. Why on earth? I think this is = doing more harm than good.

BURNEY: Look, I respect that view. I respectfully also = disagree with that. I think it's showing enormous leadership and = it=E2=80=99s sending a really important message to the rest of Australia = that one of our most popular sports, which of course is cricket - I even = listen to some cricket this this summer. I'm disappointed that India won = the test. But that's another story, that there is an enormous depth of = history and some really, really positive Reconciliation Action.

WILSON: Well, I love the changing of the one line the = national anthem from =E2=80=98young and free=E2=80=99 to =E2=80=98one = and free=E2=80=99. I love the fact we sang an Australian or an English = version of the national anthem at a rugby match last year and an = Indigenous version. I don't like Australia Day being taken away from = cricket matches on Australia Day. I think it just sends the wrong = message. Linda will agree to disagree, but I always love chatting with = you.
 
BURNEY: Okay, thanks, Jim.
 
WILSON: Okay, that=E2=80=99s Linda Burney, the Shadow = Minister for Indigenous Australians.
 
ENDS
 
MEDIA CONTACT: DARYL TAN 0422 028 222
=09

Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.
 

This is a broadcast email - please do not reply = to this email.


This email is confidential and may be = privileged. If you have received this email by mistake: (1) please = notify me immediately and delete the email; (2) you must not use this = email or its contents; (3) client legal privilege is not waived.


 

unsubscribe from this list.

 
------=_NextPart_000_0046_01D6F271.7287FFB0--