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Australia Day furore: Did fear of community backlash lead to 'captain's call'?

Xavier Mardling
November 30 2023 - 6:30am
Frank Zaknich stands next to a senior police officer at Albury's 2022 Australia Day ceremonies with councillor Ashley Edwards donning a T-shirt making her opinion on the date of the national day clear. Picture by James Wiltshire
Frank Zaknich stands next to a senior police officer at Albury's 2022 Australia Day ceremonies with councillor Ashley Edwards donning a T-shirt making her opinion on the date of the national day clear. Picture by James Wiltshire

It's little surprise that the Albury community has reacted angrily to news that the city's council will not be presenting community awards or conducting citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day next year.

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Xavier Mardling

Xavier Mardling

Border Mail Editor

Xavier started at The Border Mail in Albury-Wodonga in 2001, covering sport and general news before moving to the subs' desk. He was editor of his hometown masthead from 2016 to 2020 before swapping the Murray for Merewether. He returned to The Border Mail as editor in 2023.

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