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Many Australians not aware of significance of Australia Day – Invasion Day

Australia Day poll: While many believe date shouldn’t offend, many ignore significance of Jan 26 
By Nakari Thorpe : NITV News 18 Jan 2018

‘While more Australians say that Australia Day should not be celebrated on a day that is offensive to Indigenous Australians,  many do not know the significance of January 26, according to a new poll.’

‘The poll was conducted by Canberra based think-tank, the Australia Institute,
which surveyed 1417 Australians regarding their knowledge about and attitudes to Australia Day.

‘“The polling shows that most Australians don’t know what historical event Australia Day commemorates
and most people are not aware it wasn’t always celebrated on this date.
Perhaps that’s why more than half of Australians say they don’t really mind
when we hold Australia Day, as long as we do,”
Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director of The Australia Institute said.’

Read more of Nakari‘s informativeinteresting & well-researched article here:


January 26, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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