Quadrant editor Keith Windschuttle on “sacred traditions” that were discovered yesterday
In this month’s Quadrant, Keith Windschuttle asserts that the ritualised ceremony acknowledging traditional ownership of land “is now performed far more frequently than the singing of the national anthem or the raising of the Australian flag”.
Yet two decades ago it was unknown. It was introduced without any public debate, let alone public support, and its authors have never been named or their purposes justified. Nonetheless, since the passing of the Native Title Act in 1993, it has been foisted on a mystified public as though it had the sanction of deep indigenous tradition.
Keith Windschuttle’s opinion piece is available at Quadrant Online.