To: Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull

#changethedate Malcolm Turnbull! MARCH 3 AUSTRALIA DAY

#changethedate Malcolm Turnbull! MARCH 3 AUSTRALIA DAY

Please Change the date of Australia Day from January 26 to March 3.

On March 3rd 1986 the Australia Act was enacted. Signed on March 2 by Queen Elizabeth II and PM Bob Hawke to be enacted simultaneously in Australia and the UK on March 3rd 1986.

This made Australia a sovereign, independent and federal nation. This was the first time Australia was declared independent! That's something we can all celebrate. January 26 was Invasion Day in 1788! Survival Day is an important day too, but not one for celebration of Australia!

Let's #changethedate. Please sign the petition

Why is this important?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all Australians can't currently celebrate Australia Day on January 26. It's a date for white settlement and 'Invasion' from 1788. It has been a day of mourning formally since 1938. We must change the date. It's vital to move Australia forward! #changethedate to March 3rd

Reasons for signing

  • Australia day as a set date across the entire country is a relatively new concept. If there has to be a single date make it one that everyone can feel a part of.
  • because as a koori woman this day needs to change because 26th january is hurtful. and disrespectful to our mob.
  • I think it's more respectful for all Australians and reflects who we REALLY are


2018-01-17 07:56:25 +1100

Congrats 407 Signatures! Wow! Keep sharing and tell your mates. March3rd is about independence. Http://
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2017-09-03 23:38:53 +1000

See more about the Australia Act 1986

2017-08-16 05:36:57 +1000

Yarra Council in Melbourne join others in changethedate campaign,

2017-04-21 20:19:57 +1000

Please sign the petition for Federation 1901 represented by 19.01 #1weekearly January 19th Australia Day.

2017-03-20 20:24:25 +1100

2017-03-20 20:24:04 +1100

#May8 has 8257 signatures! Get on board that as well! #changethedate #mate... Had a mention on Kiis FM Melbourne last week during discussion about St Patrick's day. Cheers

2017-03-06 06:05:30 +1100

Keep spreading the word. May 8 M8 is a fun option but would also conflict with mothers day sometimes. WA would need to change their state labour day from first Monday in March but other than that March 3rd is a great day to bring unity in Australia and celebrate our independence as a nation. Most countries observe their respective national holiday on the day of independence. No other country has #invasionday as their national holiday. #onlyinaustralia #changethedate #australia #noprideingenocide

2017-03-03 21:52:57 +1100

Congrats on 117 signatures

2017-02-27 20:29:14 +1100

100 signatures reached

2017-02-21 23:37:20 +1100

2017-02-21 16:43:54 +1100

50 signatures reached

2017-02-15 14:04:09 +1100

25 signatures reached

2017-02-14 16:48:41 +1100

10 signatures reached

2017-02-14 16:32:18 +1100

Some people will ask about Labour Day. This is celebrated on different dates in each State of Australia, so let's unite on May 1st for Labour Day's across Australia to avoid possible conflict for some states.,3373

2017-02-14 15:52:42 +1100

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