The change to Australia's national anthem is a lesson in how not to do symbolic politics

Published on: 1 February 2021 Written by: Clayton Chin All articles by: Clayton Chin Written by: Geoffrey Brahm Levey All articles by: Geoffrey Brahm Levey Written by: Varun Uberoi All articles by: Varun Uberoi

Prime Minister Scott Morrison changed a line in ‘Advance Australia Fair’ from “For we are young and free” to “For we are one and free”. But his edit may make the situation worse.

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