SURVEY: Only a third are in favour of changing the date of Australia Day

New data has revealed what Australians really think about changing the date of Australia Day, with less than a third believing the date should be changed.

The latest Ipsos poll for Nine News found that 28 percent of those surveyed around the country supported changing the date.

48 percent didn’t want to see the date changed, and 24 percent didn’t mind.


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Only 1,222 people were part of the survey.

The poll also shows a pretty strong generational divide over whether the date should be changed or not.

47 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 24 voted to change the date, while only 19 percent of those aged 55 of over voted so.

It comes as various demonstrations are planned in major cities tomorrow, protesting the date which signifies the arrival of a British Fleet at Sydney Cove back in 1788.

However, for the indigenous population the date marks the beginning of violence, exploitation and racism, the devastating effects of which are still being felt to this day.

In Sydney, Health Minister Brad Hazzard has urged people to stick to the COVID rules, and not gather in groups of more than 500.

“I understand why they want to come out, but I must say to them, we have a rule here in New South Wales, a law here in New South Wales that says no more than 500 people gathered outside, and I would strongly implore them to stick to that rule.

“They can have multiple different demonstrations, provided it is done legally and properly, but stick to the 500,” Minister Hazzard told the ABC.

It comes just days after the Prime Minister was questioned on the date change debate, where he added fuel to the fire with his comments that have since been slammed.

“When those 12 ships turned up in Sydney, all those years ago, it wasn’t a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either,” Scott Morrison said.

“What that day, to this, demonstrates is how far we’ve come as a country and I think that’s why it’s important to mark it in that way.”

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Do the English celebrate the days the Vikings and French invaded and settled? Let’s find a date that’s appropriate for all Australians to celebrate. Let’s try and live in harmony.

The vikings brought so many great things to whichever country they arrived in. .However, they are only remembered for rape and pillage, a theme fostered by the media. The British fleet only brought genocide. Harmony might begin if we change the date. It’s hardly rocket science and does no harm to anyone.

Lets celebrate the traditionally way.
Clean out the Humpy, chop down some tree’s and collect witchy grubs, dig and cook up some yams and collect and feast onc***le shells form the beach and enjoy.

[…] Nine News’ poll, which attracted a mere 1222 respondents and is heavily weighted to towards an audience much more likely to vote in the negative. Channel Nine something like Fox in the United States, and not adverse to using questionable methods. And the Murdoch organisation has been spreading through the rest of its outlets, this poll’s claim that only a small minority want the change. […]

[…] Nine News’ poll, which attracted a mere 1222 respondents and is heavily weighted to towards an audience much more likely to vote in the negative. Channel Nine something like Fox in the United States, and not adverse to using questionable methods. And the Murdoch organisation has been spreading through the rest of its outlets, this poll’s claim that only a small minority want the change. […]