Australians all let us ignore

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:29am, first published January 24 2015 - 1:50am

I will not be rising at noon tomorrow to sing Advance Australia Fair. I hate the damn song, but even more do I hate the idea that one demonstrates one's love of country, or "Australianism" – whatever that is – by singing it or any other ditty. Affection for one's background, history and place of domicile is much much more than loud and noisy, but quasi-pious flag-waving and hand-on-the-heart singing.

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