Upgrade Australia Day
Australia Day on the 26th of January is bitter-sweet. It marks both the birth of a nation loved, and Indigenous sovereignty lost. I celebrate Australia Day on the 26th with both joy and a heavy heart, realising that there are fellow Australians for whom the 26th is an annual kick in the guts. Here is one possible solution, to start the discussion: Jan 26: Foundation Day & Indigenous Remembrance Day The 26th was originally known as Foundation Day. I propose we return to that tradition. The day will also be known as Indigenous Remembrance Day to acknowledge the Traditional Owners. It will still be a bitter-sweet day, but one that we openly acknowledge. Jan 27: Reconciliation Day On this day, we will seek to heal the discord and hurt of the past. Jan 28: Australia Day On this day, we can come together to celebrate our nation as one people. All of us. And what could be more Australian than a three day holiday in Summer?