See now this is where I have to disagree…
I think there was a stat a few years ago that something like more than half the AUS population had at least one parent that was NOT born in AUS. I’ve been here 10 years which some would consider still fresh off the boat.
I know the significance of the date but to me personally, that’s not what AUS day is about.
To me it’s about celebrating being Australian and everything this great country has given me and has to offer. I don’t care what the date is, as long as you give me a day to celebrate that. And I think a big part of the recently immigrated population, which is a very large chunk of the total AUS population, would agree with me on this.
If the date is so divisive (which from the poles, it’s clearly not) just pick another friggin’ date and let’s move on! Just don’t take my public holiday away.
To me it’s fairly simple… Ole Albo wants to give indigenous Australians a voice in parliament (no idea what that means really), so start by asking them what day they would like to choose TO CELEBRATE EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD ABOUT THIS LAND. Let them choose a date and just go with that.