Prime Minister Scott Morrison has proposed a new day to acknowledge the nation's Indigenous history, but doesn't want it to replace Australia Day. https://t.co/2nAliMBXU1
— Twitter Moments Australia (@MomentsAU) September 24, 2018
Byron Bay Shire Mayor Simon Richardson on Australia Day: Why can we not celebrate Australia Day on a day which doesn’t cause division with anybody?
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) September 25, 2018
Wait, did our latest PM really suggest we have a White Australia Day and a Black Australia Day? In an effort to be inclusive? Really? For real tho? Really real? pic.twitter.com/vhnERS0gnG
— Pearson In The Wind (@LukeLPearson) September 24, 2018
This just proves how little connection we have with January 26 – most don’t realise what it actually commemorates, why and when it was chosen, and that recent history saw states celebrating Australia Day on different dates. It wasn’t even a national public holiday until 1994 https://t.co/DAuw2IYgYc
— Amy Remeikis (@AmyRemeikis) September 25, 2018
Our opposition to Australia Day isn’t about recognising our achievements. It’s about recognising our humanity. https://t.co/vDWkVM2S5V
— Nayuka (@NayukaGorrie) September 24, 2018
politicians: Australia Day is so important, we can't possibly change it because our history is sacred and everyone should know Australia's story
also politicians: Captain Cook was on the First Fleet, I'm pretty sure? I will not check this fact before talking about it on TV
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) September 25, 2018
I’m tired. Just fucking move Australia Day. “Australia Day” right now is the day mass genocide, of the people who actually had ownership of the land, occurred. Morrison wants to keep Australia Day but have an indigenous Australia Day. That’s literally dividing Australia
— sav loves ti ♡ taegi au 📌 (@kthsstars) September 25, 2018
An Indigenous National Day? Whats next? Why not a White Australia Day? or a Migrant Australia Day? A disabled Australia Day? Rubbish. Lets have ONE Australia Day for everyone. Just not on January 26! #changethedate
— Steve Gibbons (@SteveGibbonsXMP) September 24, 2018
So people who are oppose Australia Day being on January 26 are "divisive" – yet the PM wants a white and a black Australia Day on different days? OK.
— Richard Hinds (@rdhinds) September 24, 2018
Scott Morrison, from the seat of his ride-on lawnmower in the burbs, thinks the "problem" many of us have with Australia Day is that it doesn't celebrate indigenous Australians enough, not realising in fact that it celebrates their dispossession and slaughter.
— Bernard Keane (@BernardKeane) September 25, 2018
As usual Scott Morrison is wrong about the history of Australia Day
26th Jan is NSW Foundation Day
(made Australia Day in 1994)
WA was never part of NSW
Modern Australia started on Jan 1 1901
Why can't we just Celebrate Aus Day on the last Mon in Jan like we used to?
— Allan Green (@Tank9999) September 24, 2018