Inner West Council censors Invasion Day graffiti

Censorship at Camperdown Memorial Park. Photo: Pip Hinman

In an overt case of political censorship, the unelected Inner West Council (IWC) sent contractors to remove Invasion Day graffiti on a wall in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park on January 24.

The graffiti — which read "Only fuckwits celebrate genocide" — was only painted alongside the First Nation flag the night before on a wall backing on to the Camperdown Cemetery.

Anyone who walks through this park knows that the walls, built in 1848, are full of graffiti, only some of which is political.

It seems that the "council", now run by an administrator since it was disbanded by the NSW government last May, now also decides what you are allowed to see. Ironically, the censorship now provides a blank canvas.

You can let the IWC know what you think on 9716 1800 or email council@innerwest.nsw.gov.au.

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