Hobart Council joins push to change the date

October 27, 2017

The Hobart City Council has officially joined the campaign to change the date of Australia Day.

It will also provide support for the annual Invasion Day march, organised by the Indigenous community, and back councillors who take part.

On October 23, the council passed a four-point motion seven votes to two.

It also called on other local governments to lobby the federal government to move Australia Day from January 26.

But it will not stop holding its citizenship ceremonies and celebrations on Australia Day.

Hobart alderman Anna Reynolds said the city would be on the right side of history. “Hobart is joining a movement that is building,” she said.

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