Would you support Council changing the date and no longer celebrating Australia Day?
Darwin City Council will meet tonight with Deputy Darwin Mayor Emma Young set to move a motion in council’s agenda, to undertake community consultation on changing the date of Australia Day.
She told the NT News on Sunday this is something she has been looking at for quite some time.
“It is a long overdue conversation in Darwin and Australia, but particularly in the Territory where we have the highest number of first nation people here," she said.
“It is only right to have those conversations and to talk to everyone in an appropriate way.”
It is understood she initially was going to suggest council vote to stop celebrating Australia Day in Tuesday’s meeting, but decided consultation should come first.
Would you support Council changing the date and no longer celebrating Australia Day on Jan 26?
Photo: Emma Young Facebook