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WA Labor senator under fire for claiming Australia Day ‘celebrates white supremacy’




In the post, clearly marked as sponsored content paid for by the senator, she said the legacy of January 26 was “wrapped up” in modern racist policies such as cashless debit cards, the deaths of Indigenous people in custody and the nation’s failure to close the gap.

WA Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup lashed Senator Lines, saying the post’s language was unacceptable and divisive.

“Calling [Australia Day] racist and a celebration of white supremacy and using a Facebook post that is paid for by the taxpayer by a senior Labor politician is a shameful way to start dividing Australians,” he said.

“I urge the Premier to stand together with the Liberal Party here with all West Australians in condemning that language that is…

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