This article by historian and editor of Quadrant, Keith Windschuttle, reveals the "increment" syndrome as leftists and agenda pushers change our customs. As Keith points out, the reasons for this change is not always based on accurate history as indigenous ceremonies become more prevalent.
This ritual is now performed far more frequently than the singing of the national anthem or the raising of the Australian flag. Yet two decades ago it was unknown. It was introduced without any public debate, let alone public support, and its authors have never been named or their purposes justified. Nonetheless, since the passing of the Native Title Act in 1993, it has been foisted on a mystified public as though it had the sanction of deep indigenous tradition.