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Madeleine Madden says statue debate is all wrong

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‘It’s not like that, it creates negativity’: actress and activist Charles Perkins’ granddaughter, Madeleine Madden, says politicians are wrong about colonial statue debate

She is both a rising actress and an Indigenous Australian activist.

And on Monday, Madeleine Madden said the debate over the statue is tearing the nation apart.

Talk to Confidential, the 20-year-old said we shouldn’t demolish the statues, but add new ones instead.

Speaking: On Monday, Madeleine Madden said the debate over the statue is tearing the nation apart

“Tearing up (statues) isn’t the way it creates negativity,” Ella Bache’s new face said.

“Let’s have statues like this, but let’s also have statues of native men and women. I think the way forward is to have more.

But although on board to conserve the current colonial monuments, the actress said that as with Australian Day on January 26, this date should be changed.

His thoughts: “Let's have statues like this, but let's also have statues of native men and women.  I think the way forward is to have more '

His thoughts: “Let’s have statues like this, but let’s also have statues of native men and women. I think the way we should go is to have more ‘

Voice: While writing an article for the Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year, the granddaughter of indigenous activist Charles Perkins said today's Australia Day is a day of mourning

Voice: Writing an article for the Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year, the granddaughter of Indigenous activist Charles Perkins said today’s Australia Day is a day of mourning.

Writing an article for the Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year, the granddaughter of indigenous activist Charles Perkins said today’s Australia Day is a day of mourning.

“January 26th is a day of mourning and remembrance for our First Nations people, and there are still some backward people who do not recognize it – which makes me sick to my heart,” she wrote.

“Now, more than ever, I’ve seen so many Australians come together and want to #ChangeTheDate. It’s an Australia I’m ready to celebrate; an Australia that listens, learns and empathizes with our indigenous peoples. ‘

Actress in the Making: Madeleine is also set to star in haunting Foxtel remake Picnic At Hanging Rock later this year

Actress in the Making: Madeleine is also set to star in haunting Foxtel remake Picnic At Hanging Rock later this year

Madeleine is also set to star in the haunting Foxtel remake Picnic At Hanging Rock later this year.

And the actress says the six-part series explores the “feminist” themes of “inequality and women’s rights,” something she’s really excited to explore.

“I realized recently that the majority of my favorite shows are seen through the feminist gaze and Picnic is so much a part of that movement,” she told The daily telegraph last month.

Speaking Out: And the actress says the six-part series explores the

Speaking Out: And the actress says the six-part series explores the “feminist” themes of “inequality and women’s rights,” something she’s really excited to explore

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