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Australia Day 2017: change the date mate?

Policy Online carries a link (3.3.17) to a Review Partners report which draws on surveys of people’s attitudes to Australia becoming a republic, and to the notions that the date of Australia Day, and indeed the national flag, should be changed.

‘The majority of Australians don’t want to change the date of Australia Day, see us become a republic or change the national flag, according to a survey conducted following the recent controversies of Australia Day 2017.

‘The national poll was conducted in the wake of intense publicity surrounding the #changethedate campaign which led to protests on Australia Day demanding that it be held on a different date because of the atrocities suffered by Indige nous people after the landing of the First Fleet on January 26th.

‘Conducted among 1043 Australians by research firm Review Partners , in association with Survey Sampling International , the study looked in detail at Australians’ attitudes towards Australia Day and its link to our British origins.’

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