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Australia is asking its people one question and it's not whether to keep the King

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Australia is asking its people one question and it's not whether to keep the King

Within 24 hours of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the first cracks were forming in a carefully choreographed Australian response to the passing of its Head of State.

During a televised match between Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) teams in Melbourne on Friday, players stood to attention to hear an Acknowledgment of Country immediately followed by one minute of silence for the Queen.
However, the juxtaposition of a declaration that players stood on "unceded" Indigenous land followed by a tribute to the former monarch of the country that claimed it was uncomfortable for some.
By Saturday, all other minutes of silence for AFLW games had been canceled, and the director of one of the clubs, the Western Bulldogs, released a statement saying the tribute "unearths deep wounds for us."
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