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THE JANUARY 26 DEBATE – Robert Eggington

Tuesday 6th December / presented by Jessica Warriner

This upcoming January 26 has garnered more attention than most dates in Australia, for good reason.

For some, it’s a day to celebrate and have a few drinks, but for a lot of people, it’s not a day to celebrate.

Many people call it Invasion Day, considering this more appropriate given what took place in the colonisation of Australia by Europeans.

Earlier this year the City of Fremantle canned its Australia Day fireworks after deeming the celebration as “culturally insensitive”.

Now, the city’s chosen to hold the celebrations 2 days after the original date, making the 28th of January a more appropriate day to celebrate.

And now the Federal Government’s got involved , warning Freo it won’t be able to hold citizenship ceremonies if it doesn’t revert celebrations back to the 26th.

The voices that matter most in this debate are those of Indigenous people and many of them came out in support of Freo Council.

RTRFM’s Jess Warriner spoke to Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation’s Robert Eggington and asked him why many people initially thought the Aboriginal community opposed the move.

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