I welcome the City of Moreland joining the push to change the date of Australia Day to ensure everyone is welcome, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.
“It is clear that the current date for Australia Day is seen as a day of invasion for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it is considered a day of grieving for many.
“We are kind and inclusive nation and simply moving the day to a date where everyone can celebrate this wonderful country makes sense.
“I have no doubt that the Federal Government will now exercise incredible overreach and try and intimidate the City of Moreland out of this decision. Instead of being the big bully, the Turnbull Government should reflect on why local councils are taking this step.
“The Australian Greens support changing the date of Australia Date so it is a day for all”.