Culture Wars, Local Government, and the Australia Day Controversy: Insights from Urban Politics Research

  title={Culture Wars, Local Government, and the Australia Day Controversy: Insights from Urban Politics Research},
  author={Mark Chou and Rachel Busbridge},
  journal={Urban Policy and Research},
  pages={367 - 377}
ABSTRACT In recent years, numerous Australian local councils have made headlines by deciding to cease or move the national Australia Day celebrations and citizenship ceremonies in recognition of the dispossession and trauma suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Focusing on the controversial decision of Yarra City Council in Victoria to cancel its 26 January Australia Day celebration and citizenship ceremony, this article examines key issues arising from urban culture war… 

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