Australia Day

If I were elected to office …

I’d change Australia Day from 26th January to 27th May. Why? Because 26th January marks the day when European settlers claimed this land under the fiction that it was uninhabited by people. 27th May marks the date in 1967 when the Australian people overwhelmingly voted “Yes” in the constitutional amendment referendum, changing the constitution to recognise the Aboriginal people of this land.

For a national day that respects all Australians, Vote 1. Me.

Fact sheets – National Archives of Australia

Sam Hilton 29 Jul 2010: – okay. you’ve got my vote Lachlan.

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