PM's silent signal on Australia Day

John Howard's Australia Day message to Catch the Fire Ministries is a perfect example of sub-text at work. Howard's recorded video message will be tame, I am sure, when played to the group on Australia Day. But Howard also knows that Catch the Fire is a controversial group known for its crusades against Islam and Victoria's anti-religious vilification law. Howard is not primarily associating himself with the Christian religion by participating in its meeting. Rather, he is associating himself with the cause of hostility towards the Islamic religion - Paul Gray

PM's silent signal on Australia Day