So may it be on 26th January for all time...Hip Hip Hooray !
Yep, a few angry, sad, miscreants will jostle and cry year after year...just ignore them.
How lucky we are to have been born here or chose to come here. Australia, because we embrace all it stands for, it's culture, diversity and sense of a fair go...mateship and values that encourage an even better future for our descendants. Where else on Earth would you want to be ? ...if there is somewhere else you might like better...go there. We only need people who love it !
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY !
The day is not a recent invention and I have not heard that said however the meaning and significance of Australia Day has evolved over time and by 1935, all states of Australia were celebrating 26 January as Australia Day (although it was still known as Anniversary Day in New South Wales). Since the Bicentenary year of 1988, participation in Australia Day activities has grown, and in 1994 all states and territories began to celebrate a unified public holiday on the actual day for the first time. It has certainly been an excuse for a BBQ and a pissup for many decades.My family moved to Australia in the mid 70's. I was a kid, we were in Queensland mostly. And I remember Australia Day as being a thing all my life. This talk lately that Australia Day is a recent invention of the last 20 years is rubbish.
It would be good if we could celebrate it as an all inclusive national day, and for the most part that is what has been done. A few people lately seem to see it as an excuse to divide us. The ABC for one has been shameless in pushing this agenda.
Umm who apart from you just now said "**** Australia and that they hope it burns to the ground"? Also you are correct when you say "It’s not mandatory to celebrate Australia Day so just do something else that day and pick a day they wish to celebrate our country which suits them" So why then are people so upset with Triple J or threatening local councils?As much as I love hearing publicly funded people say **** Australia and that they hope it burns to the ground I must disagree.
Any celebration of Australia will always be celebrating invasion to those who cannot accept modern Australia no matter which day. So changing the date is pointless.
A question of relevance is also likely to be debated regardless of the date. However it still remains that the 26th is a very important date in Australia’s history. The beginning of NSW was the beginning of modern Australia. So again changing the day is pointless.
Now the majority of Australians clearly enjoy and support the current day so again no point in changing it.
It’s not mandatory to celebrate Australia Day so I don’t understand why the whiners don’t just do something else that day and pick a day they wish to celebrate our country which suits them and leave the overwhelming majority to enjoy this glorious day. Not hard.
Well agree there that women should be condemned for saying that, Anyway why would it change every year Ryan? As for whinging I see no shortage of it on here makes for some interesting debate at times.Yeah and the minority will find something else to whinge about. Better off leaving it where it is otherwise we will be changing it every year.
This delightful lady who ironically is on the taxpayers purse and obviously would not be present on this earth had there not been that settlement on 26th January 1788.Umm who apart from you just now said "**** Australia and that they hope it burns to the ground"?
Because it would upset someone so we would have to change it again and again and again.Well agree there that women should be condemned for saying that, Anyway why would it change every year Ryan? As for whinging I see no shortage of it on here makes for some interesting debate at times.
Just like when men bash women or people yell abuse at Muslims. They are all just frustrated, the actions mean nothing. Entirely understandable.People are just expressing their extreme frustration when they say things like that. Frustration that is entirely understandable. The words themselves mean less than the feeling behind it. And the feeling is based on a lifetime of frustration.