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Should the date of Australia Day be celebrated on another date out of respect for Australia's First Nations Indigenous people?

By Grace . Created on 04 Jan, 2021
Current Affairs 136 votes | 15 Comments
NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH

NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH

YES - CHANGE THE DATE OF AUSTRALIA DAY

YES - CHANGE THE DATE OF AUSTRALIA DAY

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NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH
Joyce said a week ago
If it ain't broke............ We should only change it if the ENTIRE population want to change it. There are so many different peoples/nationalities that make up this country.
NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH
Chris said a week ago
Totally agree with you. Sometimes people put too much emphasis on these holidays and not enough focus on everyday of the year. Holidays don't mean all that much to me, it is how I live everyday. You can't live in yesterday nor tomorrow, all you have is today and who is to say that today is the day you leave this earth. Two things in life is certain, you are born and you die, it is what you do in between those events...
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NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH
braunhi said 3 weeks ago
I believe it should be kept the same as regardless of what you change it to there will always be people that do not agree. It is a day to embrace the different people that have settled in this wonderful land and also the indigenous people. We are all one and it is a shame that people do not think so.
YES - CHANGE THE DATE OF AUSTRALIA DAY
Elizabeth said 3 weeks ago
Until the 1970's Australia day was celebrated on 1 st Janaury the day of Federation of Australia .....Australia should be celebrated on this day because the 26th is traumatic for indigenous folk and because federation day is an important day and shiuld be celebrated
YES - CHANGE THE DATE OF AUSTRALIA DAY
Graeme said 3 weeks ago
The first ever official national day that was actually named 'Australia Day'! On July 30 in 1915, the first official Australia Day was held, which was actually to raise funds for the World War I effort.
NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH
SereneBee said 3 weeks ago
I've always thought that ANZAC day is more inclusive than Australia Day~
NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH
Lorraine said 3 weeks ago
No matter our ancestry, if we are citizens of Australia, we are ONE.
NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH
JellyKat said 3 weeks ago
I would keep Australia day as 26 Jan until we become an independent country not linked to the Commonwealth. Then it would be appropriate to change the date. I suggest May 8...mate.
NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH
Jennifer said 3 weeks ago
Do you really want Australia Day and Mother's Day on the same day (every time it falls on a Sunday)?
NO - KEEP AUSTRALIA DAY ON JANUARY 26TH
Mark said 3 weeks ago
In 1946, the Commonwealth and state governments agreed to unify all the state-based Australia Day celebrations and celebrate on January 26 as a country - the public holiday was taken on the Monday closest to the 26th. Australia Day officially became a public holiday for all states and territories only 24 years ago, in 1994 and celebrated on the actual date.