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, Queen Elizabeth II made her royal assent in Australia for the The Australia Act. 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

  • Makes sense
  • because it makes so much sense
  • I think it makes no sense to celebrate a day that built from someone's painful past.

Updates

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

Please sign the petition for Federation 1901 represented by 19.01 #1weekearly January 19th Australia Day. Www.Tiny.cc/changethedate

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

www.tiny.cc/may8

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

https://www.reconciliation.org.au/news/australia-day-critical-to-our-nations-reconciliation/

Congrats on 117 signatures

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

100 signatures reached

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

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/we-only-became-independent-of-britain-on-this-day-in-1986/news-story/524a277d666ca0614eedcb39a43a9e12

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.

https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/labour-day-family-freedom-and-a-fair-go,3373

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

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