Let’s become a republic
Having an Australia Day when all can celebrate our country’s past, our unity and our potential is important to our nation. We cannot celebrate unity on January 26. Change will only come when we agree on a better alternative. Noel Pearson’s suggestion of including January 25 won’t work, as we won’t get an extra public holiday. I suggest May 27 – the day the Australian people chose, through the Aboriginal referendum, to fully unite. August 10, when the result passed into law, would be another. If both are rejected in favour of a summer day when we can better enjoy the celebrations, then let’s move on, become a republic on a suitable day, and celebrate that day forever.
– Peter Hall, Trentham, Vic