Alternatives to Australia Day on 26 January – Have you considered Wattle Day?

In the lead-up to Australia Day, we once again find ourselves discussing other national days that have the potential to unify all Australians; from the most recent immigrants to the First Australians. Tammy Solonec’s thoughtful analysis published in 2014 hold true today as she examines why some options will not work and why others will:

‘There are many factors to consider in choosing a day of national celebration. This includes the time of the year, whether it clashes with or complements existing public holidays, the historical significance of the day and most importantly, whether or not it can be seen as a day that represents the spirit of the nation and the unification of the people within it.

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