#ChangeTheDate of Australia Day to the 1st of January

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Laetitia Coles
2 years ago
I call for an inclusive day, where everyone - including our indigenous citizens - can celebrate together as one. 26 January is NOT that date

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Gypsie Williams
2 years ago
Im signing because I am proud myrri women and the date should be changed, the 26th of janurary is a day of mourning, not a happy fyn ayssie day that yous make it to be because yous won and slaved our people. CHANGE THE DATE

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Margaret Nolan
2 years ago
I respect the right of Aboriginal people to see Jan 26th as invasion day.

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Lisa thompson
2 years ago
I love Australia and want to celebrate how grateful I am to live in such beauty, privilege and freedom. I would love to have a day where we can all come together and celebrate our country, respectfully with pride.
That’s why I want the date changed - I will not continue to celebrate on a day that is so hurtful to our aboriginal Australians, being respectful is important to aussies - that’s why we mourn days like today to pay respects to our ancestors ✌✌
#changethedate

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Eli White
3 years ago
As an indigenous man, the 26th of January is a day of life and mourning. Not celebrating this great nation

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Granville Westecott
3 years ago
I support the view that the current date is inappropriate not only because the First People know it as Invasion Day but it celebrates the establishment of a penal colony by a foreign country. At that time "Australia" was not even the name of our country.

I say we need to celebrate the establishment of Australia as an independent nation and not the establishment of a dumping ground for the poor and criminal population of Britain.

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Lisa Elliott
3 years ago
Choosing the day that Britain colonised this country and began the systematic annihilation of the oldest Indigenous population in the world is not a good choice for a day of national unity. The best day would be the day when Constitutional recognition or a treaty is achieved, but as we haven't done either of those yet, let's start with moving Australia Day to January 1st. And as Australia Day has been celebrated on a myriad of different fates since 1901, another move won't kill us!

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stefan pettge
3 years ago
Let show some respect. Australia should be inclusive of ALL Australians. Not to be a symbol of oppression. That is what we have done. We respect our diggers with all our heart. Everybody just wants peace and love. It's such an easy problem to fix. Or continue with racism and sweep away a culture that is part of the land. It breaks my heart.

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Robert Jones
3 years ago
Current day is NSW day and ignores First Nations people.

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Jake Murphy
3 years ago
This is to make a wrong right.