Lib open to date change

Warwick Daily News - - NATION -

LIB­ERAL front­bencher Alex Hawke is open to chang­ing Aus­tralia Day’s date if a ma­jor­ity sup­port the shift, after Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son moved to ce­ment Jan­uary 26.

Spe­cial min­is­ter of state Mr Hawke said he would ad­vo­cate against chang­ing the date if it was put to a pub­lic test.

“Of course if the over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of the Aus­tralian pub­lic take a view that it should be a dif­fer­ent day that’s what will hap­pen,” Mr Hawke told the ABC yes­ter­day.

“But this gov­ern­ment sup­ports it stay­ing on Jan­uary 26 and we think it’s in step with the ma­jor­ity of pub­lic opin­ion.”

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