Scott Morrison says 26 January 'wasn't a flash day for those on first fleet vessels either' – video

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The Australian prime minister has said 26 January 1788 ‘wasn’t a particularly flash day’ for the people travelling in the first fleet as he spoke about the challenge of celebrating the date for some people. ‘On Australia Day, it’s all about acknowledging how far we’ve come,’ he said. ‘You know, when those 12 ships turned up in Sydney, it wasn’t a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either.’ Morrison also rebuked Cricket Australia after it dropped a reference to Australia Day in its promotional material for Big Bash games on 26 January. ‘It’s not cricket,’ he said. ‘I think Australian cricket fans would like to see Cricket Australia focus a lot more on cricket, and a lot less on politics’

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