Australian Olympic hero Cathy Freeman has slammed Scott Morrison for making comments about Australia Day that were widely criticised for being offensive to First Nations people. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for unity over celebrations for Australia Day and respect for all stories, First Nations and the immigration waves that followed. Scott Morrison has warned against “cancelling” recognition of Australia Day on January 26, describing the date as the moment the journey to a modern nation began. A poll published on Monday suggests the majority of Australians do not want to change the date of Australia Day. Scott Morrison has said comments he made about January 26 not being a "flash day" for people on the First Fleet in 1778 should not be compared to the experience of Indigenous Australians. Prime Minister Scott Morrison's comment that January 26, 1788, "wasn’t a particularly flash day" for convicts either has drawn criticism from Labor and the Greens. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was not surprised by the results. The Prime Minister on … Scott Morrison has asked Australia not to focus on ‘our differences’ this Australia Day, as tens of thousands of people prepare to attend ‘Invasion Day’ rallies and dawn services across the country. Cricket Australia's decision to drop references to Australia Day from its January 26 fixtures was "pretty ordinary", Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed. Cricket Australia stands firm on 'Australia Day' decision despite Scott Morrison's criticism By Chloe Hart Posted 1 h hour ago Thu Thursday 21 Jan January 2021 at 8:48am , … Scott Morrison has hit out at the interpretation of his comments on Australia Day. Australian Olympic hero Cathy Freeman has slammed Scott Morrison for making comments about Australia Day that were widely criticised for being offensive to First Nations people.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Morrison said: “You know on Australia Day, it’s all about acknowledging how far we’ve come. ... their arrival meant for all generations of Australia's First Nations people," she posted to Twitter. Scott Morrison has been accused of deliberately igniting “culture wars” following his controversial comments about Australia Day.