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Forget change the date – it's time to change the entire conversation about Australia Day
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Indigenous

Forget change the date – it's time to change the entire conversation about Australia Day

Now is the perfect chance to recognise First Nations people and our long and strong contribution to this nation. Only then will reconciliation be possible.

  • by Shelley Reys

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Australia Day is a reminder for my family that this is now our home

Australia Day is a reminder for my family that this is now our home

This January will be my family’s 18th Australia Day, and I now call Australia home.

  • by Susan Biggar
Heatwave to sear holidaymakers ahead of Australia Day

Heatwave to sear holidaymakers ahead of Australia Day

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a severe heatwave to set in over Friday to Sunday with extreme conditions expected in some areas along the NSW coast.

  • by Peter Hannam
'It's beautiful': Indigenous national anthem wins over ex-RFS commissioner

'It's beautiful': Indigenous national anthem wins over ex-RFS commissioner

Shane Fitzsimmons said in an Australia Day awards address for NSW recipients that he had in recent months heard the national anthem sung in a local Aboriginal language.

  • by Tim Barlass
Doing your job well is great, but do you really need a medal with that?

Doing your job well is great, but do you really need a medal with that?

"Ordinary Australians", the same ones that our politicians love to wax lyrical about, are often left empty-handed on Australia Day.

  • by Nicola Philp
Fly the Aboriginal flag at half mast on January 26
Opinion
Opinion

Fly the Aboriginal flag at half mast on January 26

For Aboriginal people across this country, January 26 marks a day of mourning.

  • by Lidia Thorpe
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Australia Day events clipped amid ongoing COVID restrictions

Australia Day events clipped amid ongoing COVID restrictions

Festivities will be significantly muted on January 26, with a number of longstanding events cancelled and spectators limited.

  • by Robert Moran
Lamb ad tears down border restrictions in time for Australia Day

Lamb ad tears down border restrictions in time for Australia Day

The campaign satirises border restrictions caused by the pandemic and is the latest in the Meat and Livestock Association’s 14-year campaign to boost lamb sales for Australia Day.

  • by Stephen Brook
She backed the anthem change, now Berejiklian should right a wrong on the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Opinion
Indigenous

She backed the anthem change, now Berejiklian should right a wrong on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Premier has it within her power to fly the Aboriginal flag over the Harbour Bridge permanently.

  • by Gary Nunn
'Cheap and lazy excuse': western Sydney mayor lashes dumping of Australia Day events

'Cheap and lazy excuse': western Sydney mayor lashes dumping of Australia Day events

The mayor of Cumberland City, home to the Berala cluster, has slammed COVID-related cancellations as 'un-Australian'.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Not forever young: Australia now a nation that is 'one and free'

Not forever young: Australia now a nation that is 'one and free'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has changed the words of the national anthem to reflect the unity of Australians during the year of pandemic.

  • by Katina Curtis