“You don’t pretend your birthday was on a different day . you review your whole life’s experience. Your achievements and a few scars and from some mistakes and things you can have done better.” Mr Morrison has suggested an additional national holiday, specifically for recognising the history of Indigenous Australians, but hasn’t proposed an actual period. ndigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion went so far as to say no Indigenous person had ever raised the issue of changing the date of Australia Day with your puppy.
This is not the thing comes up at all, he told the ABC earlier this month. Surely has NAIDOC Week, we have Sorry Day, we have Reconciliation Week, we have Mabo Day, and to be able to divide the nation this is the way we go down that line. Mr Abbott left no one austraida day celebrations 2019 in doubt as to how he felt this year as he said the arrival of the First Fleet was which is healthy for Aboriginal people. A new poll by The Australia Institute found per cent of respondents didn t mind which day Australia Day was held on, so long as there was a national day of commemoration, while per cent said it shouldn t be on a day that offended Indigenous females.
But, another poll released by the Institute of Public Affairs earlier this month, found per cent of people surveyed decided to celebrate on January. Parliament would have to approve a new national public holiday though, and it doesn t appear that can enough support for that to happen at this stage. All of this talk about changing the date raises one obvious question what are the options? There are other dates to look to, to celebrate, to discover the coming together of the Australian nation, Professor Damousi said.