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[Perspectives] Sadness and silencing

With the #MeToo and #blacklivesmatter campaigns, it feels as if the world is finally cracking open for human beings to speak their truths. An increasing number of people are working for and demanding change, but wider society does not always want to hear these voices. One part of the world where justice for past and present injury is sorely needed is Australia. What is widely known as Australia Day passed in January—the day in 1788 when the British first stuck a colonial flag in the soil. To many Indigenous Australians, it is known as Invasion Day or Survival Day.