Greens leader silent on far-left fac­tion

Pilbara News - - News - Daniel Newell

Fed­eral Greens leader Richard Di Natale has re­fused to be drawn on a splin­ter group’s call for sup­port­ers to dis­rupt Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions.

Left Re­newal, a far-Left NSW Greens fac­tion, wants peo­ple to take part in “seven days of re­sis­tance in the lead-up to In­va­sion Day”.

That in­cludes steal­ing and burn­ing the Aus­tralian flag, dis­rupt­ing bar­be­cues and other of­fi­cial events and spray­ing protest graf­fiti on walls and roads

Sen­a­tor Di Natale’s of­fice re­fused to com­ment. Sen­a­tor Di Natale has pre­vi­ously dis­missed Left Re­newal as “ridicu­lous”.

The City of Fre­man­tle will skip its Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions in favour of a “cul­tur­ally in­clu­sive” event two days later out of sen­si­tiv­ity to Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple.

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