Perhaps it isn’t the same, but it is wilfully ignorant to not have had any indigenous representation, especially naming one a super obscure historical reference to a building because some blokes who worked or whatever in that building played a bit of cricket across the road. Ron Coote has better fit with indigenous than the Garrison, which was a component (although a very benign, even charitable component) of the people doing the depossessing. Heck Johnny Warren has better indigenous connections. My point is if you want to change the date, why ignore it the other 364 days? And if it is going to be ignored the rest of the year, why change the date? At least then there’d be one day where Joe Bogan actually spared an iota of thought for indigenous affairs.
Why are you asking me this? I'm not responsible for the thoughts of thousands of others and their ability to react to a decision about a footy stadium made less than 24 hours ago. As I said before, these are manifestly different issues. One is about a bunch of tone-deaf toffs picking the name of a football stand, and making a pig's ear of it.The other is about far more significant events. Why should the response be similar?
I really don't get the 'if you want to change the date, why ignore it the other 364 days' bit. I can rationally hold different opinions on related, but distinct questions. The other 364 days are not the anniversary of dispossession and are not accompanied by a celebration of that fact. It's not about political correctness or wokism (I fit into neither camp very well). It's about being a decent bloke. I don't walk around in protest. I just don't celebrate something that I don't believe in.