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Australia Day: Let's don convict garb on our national day

Readers continue to discuss our day of national celebration and whether it should be held on January 26.
The Age - Published

'I don't want to celebrate it': Today newcomer Brooke Boney reignites Australia Day debate

"I can't separate the 26th of January from the fact that my brothers are more likely to go to jail than they are to go to school," she told Today's viewers.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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SA hanging out for relief from the heat

South Australia will have another day of very hot conditions before a cool change brings some relief to coastal regions on Friday.
SBS - Published

Forget mindless flag-waving and watch this on Australia Day instead

In a sea of mindless television, NITV stands out.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'It will remain on the 26th': Bill Shorten rules out changing Australia Day date

Meanwhile, Greens MPs are threatening to bypass a government ruling that citizenship ceremonies be held on January 26, by running their own ceremonies outside the public holiday.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'Three in four' still want Australia Day on January 26, according to poll

New polling suggests most people are happy to continue celebrating Australia Day on January 26, despite a concerted effort to change the date.
SBS - Published

Darebin mayor: we are not anti-Australia Day, just not on January 26

We are not anti-Australia Day, nor opposed to the celebration of national identity - we are simply opposed to celebrating our national identity on a date that is not inclusive and respectful of First..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'We weren't dodging Australia Day': NSW councils feel the heat over citizenship ceremonies

The mayor of a Sydney council said they didn't move its citizenship ceremony from January 26 "for political reasons", but to escape the heat.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONIES: Fake patriotism a way of pretending to do things

Age readers discuss Scott Morrison's new rules for Australia Day citizenship ceremonies.
The Age - Published

We have bigger fish to fry than Morrison's Australia Day pantomime

The Murray-Darling river basin is a long way from Queensland, but the problems of the Murray-Darling are not.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

PM's idea to celebrate Indigenous Australia on January 25 ‘misses the point'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the day before Australia Day is a good day to celebrate Indigenous Australia.
SBS - Published

Greens expect ugly election campaign

The Greens believe the coalition is ramping up division over Australia Day and creating fears about asylum seekers to fight an "ugly" federal election campaign.
SBS - Published

Minister open to Australia Day date change

Special Minister of State Alex Hawke says he would be open to changing the date of Australia Day if the majority of people supported it.
SBS - Published

Morrison again suggests January 25 as date to celebrate Indigenous Australia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the day before Australia Day is a good day to celebrate Indigenous Australia.
SBS - Published

'Bizarre, heavy-handed: Councils push back on changes to Australia Day citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies will now have to take place on January 26, in a federal government move to protect Australia Day – but some councils believe public sentiment has shifted.
SBS - Published

Morrison echoes Howard in push for conversation on Australian values

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will embark on a major push on national values in the run-up to Australia Day to connect with what the government regards as ordinary voters’ concerns as the election..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Scott Morrison pushes to make citizenship ceremonies compulsory on Australia Day

Local councils will be forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day in a Morrison government move aimed at locking in January 26 as the national day.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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