The notion of Australia Day, where people in the country celebrate the nation, sounds like a good one. But January 26 is also the anniversary of the invasion and colonisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples — a traumatic part of Australian history that still impacts communities today.
As such, Jan 26 doesn't connote a sense of unity and togetherness — rather, it's a stark reminder that we, as a nation, are still brushing our history under the rug.
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