‘Can’t compare’: Cathy Freeman blasts Scott Morrison’s 26 January first fleet comments

Gold medallist and Indigenous rights campaigner rounds on PM’s criticism of Cricket Australia initiative

Olympic gold medal winner Cathy Freeman has become the latest high-profile critic of Scott Morrison following the prime minister’s comments about Cricket Australia’s initiative to make matches around the date of 26 January more inclusive.

Morrison on Thursday criticised the decision by some Big Bash League clubs to follow CA guidance and drop references to “Australia Day” from promotional material for upcoming matches in a bid to create a safer and more inclusive environment for fans.

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