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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Faking a sickie to take a 4-day weekend...What's more Australian than that!
    True! Although if anyone took the Monday off when they could have worked (sickie, annual leave etc) I believe they forgo any right to whine about Australia Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    can't find on google for some reason, but what is the actual date that Australia became known as "Australia" ?
    From Wikipedia:
    'On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    From Wikipedia:
    'On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia.'
    Trust the American to answer that question!

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    January 1. Federation day with Edmund Barton as the first prime minister. The first sitting of parliament in Canberra was in 1927 from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Trust the American to answer that question!
    I get curious about the answers as well so Google ☺️

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    The non-Australians are on fire 😂

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    True! Although if anyone took the Monday off when they could have worked (sickie, annual leave etc) I believe they forgo any right to whine about Australia Day.
    I took yesterday off, but I was gemuinely sick, having thrown up the day before, and still yesterday feeling like it could happen again at any moment. Couldn't go in today even if I wanted to as Woolies is closed, and would have to do some research to find if anywhere around here needed volunteers for the day.

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    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.

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    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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