Eta: I responded before I finished reading the rest of the thread. I take your point about volunteering. I've decided that I'll spend the day sewing a toy to donate to the asylum seeker children in detention. It's not a big thing but I'd rather spend the day doing something for one of the groups of people who we're refusing to share our country rather than celebrating what a great nation we are.
Last edited by BettyV; 26-01-2016 at 07:49.
My children learn about aboriginal culture and history we have traditional aboriginal elders come in and teach them we also acknowledge them at every assembly and dedicate one week a year to learning more about them.
When I was in primary school we also learnt quiet abit about the traditional land owners.
Another date I just read as suggested as an alternative for celebrating Australia Day was the 3rd of March, which is apparently the day in 1986 when the Australia Act came into force.
Thankfully we are in Sydney so we don't get those but surely they are not paid public holidays though????
seems so stupid given Jeff Kennett abolished the Melb show day public holiday as there were too many.
so then they go and introduce another totally irrelevant and unnecessary public holiday.
look I've got no issue with getting paid for not going to work, but it's a bit annoying for business owners.
How do I really feel about australia day.. meh just another day to me, never celebrated it and really just wondering if the supermarket will be open or not today.
and yeah I guess I'm really annoyed because i wasn't smart enough to get in on it.
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