‘Don’t change the Australia Day date’ says white man still traumatised by the Coon Cheese rebrand

SET IN HIS WAYS: As Australian Day rolls around again, one Brisbane man is doing everything he can to ensure his voice is heard.

“The date must remain January 26,” says Steve Waters.

“It’s our basic civil right to celebrate Australia Day on the day of British invasion and attempted genocide.”

And while growing numbers of Australians support changing the date, Max Riley says it goes one step too far.

“We’ve already had to endure the re-brand of Coon cheese,” says the father of two.

“Australia’s entire culture is being dismantled piece by piece.”

He says the dismantling all began in 1966 with the end of the White Australia Policy.

“Now they just let any bastard in here, even if they come unannounced by boat. It’s absolutely ludicrous!”