January 1. Federation day with Edmund Barton as the first prime minister. The first sitting of parliament in Canberra was in 1927 from memory.
The non-Australians are on fire 😂
It appears the American and the Indian are onto it. I mentioned Jan 1 earlier in the thread.
I fully support an Australia day. But not Jan 26. My workplace offered all indigenous people another day off usually in NAIDOC week and Jan 26 was just a normal work day.
Sorry, but I lol'd at the idea of just 'doing volunteer work'. I am a SAHM & do a lot of community activities & volunteer work, & it isnt just something you can usually just wake up and decide to do one day. I am trained for what I do, it takes time, commitment and knowledge. I interact with other community volunteers, & everyone else I know is the same. It would be very hard in my community to just 'do volunteer work' out of the blue without training and a longer term commitment.
I am not a huge fan of all the aust day bogan merchsndise, but I feel the same way about halloween, valentines day, etc. As for the actual day, I do feel that it should be on a day that all australians can celebrate.
I am in my 30s & had Indigenous studies and Aboriginal history all thoughout my schooling. I dont know if my school was 'progressive', but it was weaved as a theme throughout my education.
I find it bothersome that we still have the English flag as part of our flag. it's like we can't even get our own flag free from connotations of other countries.
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