Watch Aamer Rahman & Briggs discuss ‘Australia Day’ and their feelings surrounding the national holiday

As many of us spend Australia Day enjoying time off work, tuning into the Hottest 100, celebrating the public holiday with family and mates, many will also be acknowledging the darker historical element of January 26th, a chapter of Australian history that cannot be ignored yet still is by a large percentage of Australians. The commemoration of the arrival of the First Fleet and indeed the invasion of the British onto Indigenous land obviously, and rightly so, holds a much different connotation for many, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples in particular.

In this must watch video captured for Vice, Briggs sits down with comedian Aamer Rahman to discuss Australia Day and the complexities the national holiday brings with it.


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