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Thousands expected at Brisbane Invasion Day rally




Good morning and welcome to Brisbane Times’ coverage of Australia Day, both the celebrations and the protests which now mark the annual holiday.

A number of Invasion Day events are planned around the country toay, including a large march in Brisbane due to start at 11am.

(For the record, we are bringing this blog to you from the lands of the Yuggera people.)

It comes as the annual Australia Day honours are dragged into controversy, with respected journalist Kerry O’Brien refusing an honour in protest at the deceision to grant controversial former tennis player Margaret Court the nation’s highest honour.

Amid the controversy, a number of annhual events are still taking place, although COVID-19 restrictions have kept overall numbers…

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