Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Monument to Captain James Cook

3:44 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The coalition government acknowledges the history and contribution of Indigenous Australians to our nation. Monuments like the statue of Captain James Cook are also part of our history, and we should respect and preserve them. The coalition government is proud of our nation's rich history. We will not support motions that attempt to rewrite this history. We won't change the flag, nor will we shift Australia Day and nor will we be tearing down statues.


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