Aus­tralia Day

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A third coun­cil in Mel­bourne has voted to scrap Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions out of re­spect to Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ples. Aus­tralia’s na­tional day, held on 26 Jan­uary, marks the an­niver­sary of the ar­rival of Bri­tain’s First Fleet in 1788. More­land City coun­cil­lor Sue Bolton said the date was "grossly in­sen­si­tive." Calls to change Aus­tralia Day have grown in re­cent years and spurred protests across the coun­try.

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