Australians divided over national day

File photo of people taking part in a rally on Australia Day outside Parliament House in Melbourne, on Jan 26, 2018.
File photo of people taking part in a rally on Australia Day outside Parliament House in Melbourne, on Jan 26, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

Growing call to change Jan 26 date, but others feel nation should not apologise for its past

Australia's national day is supposed to be a day for celebrating the nation and its cohesion, progress and history.

But the upcoming Australia Day celebration on Jan 26 has increasingly become a day of division.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2019, with the headline 'Australians divided over national day'. Print Edition | Subscribe