Australia Day: City shifts celebrations to 'inclusive alternative'

Australia Day: City shifts celebrations to 'inclusive alternative'
 

A Western Australian port city will delay celebrating Australia's national day after consulting with Aboriginal elders.
The Australia Day public holiday marks the arrival of Britain's First Fleet on 26 January 1788.
Celebrations are held around the country, but many Indigenous Australians refer to it as "invasion day".
Fremantle council said it would hold a "culturally inclusive alternative" on 28 January instead.
The celebrations would include citizenship ceremonies that have previously happened on Australia Day.
"We were never trying to say to people they couldn't... read more

 
25 November 2016 in World News, Views: 75
Source: BBC
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