Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

I AGREE whole­heart­edly with Fre­man­tle Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to change the date of their Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions and I will be at­tend­ing the One Day cel­e­bra­tions with my family.

We do not cel­e­brate the be­gin­ning of WWI or WWII, so why does Aus­tralia cel­e­brate the be­gin­ning of 200 years of theft and geno­cide?

If Aus­tralia is se­ri­ous about right­ing past wrongs and rec­on­cil­ing with Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple then chang­ing this date across Aus­tralia would be great. HAY­LEY BENT, Cloverdale.

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