Australia Day: National General Assembly of Local Government backs push for national debate on date change

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June 21, 2017

The push to change the date of Australia Day has won support from a traditionally conservative quarter.

During a meeting in Canberra, the National General Assembly of Local Government narrowly passed a resolution for the assembly to encourage Australian councils to consider efforts they could take to lobby the Federal Government to change the date of recognition. Read more

Darebin Council is also considering moving its Australia Day citizenship ceremony from January 26 out of respect to Indigenous Australians and renaming its Australia Day Awards (Read more) and both the City of Yarra and Hepburn Shire have commenced a similar process of reviewing their activities on Jan 26 (Read more).

 



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