24th September 04:42 AM
Australia's anthem: Why the words 'young and free' sparked protests
By Lena Reece
Friday 14/09/2018
The Australian national anthem does not unify everyone, some argue[Photo:BBC News]

A nine‑year‑old girl reignited debate about Australia's national anthem by explaining why she had refused to rise for it at a school assembly.

Harper Nielsen, from Brisbane, argued the lyrics of "Advance Australia Fair" disregarded the country's indigenous history.

That led some lawmakers to criticise her for "disrespect", but other Australians praised her for taking a stand or, in this case, a seat.

[Source:BBC News]

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