Darebin Council considering moving Australia Day citizenship ceremony

Darebin Council has joined other councils around Australia in considering moving its Australia Day citizenship ceremony from January 26 out of respect to Indigenous Australians.

Darebin is also considering renaming its Australia Day Awards Read more

Darebin joins both the City of Yarra and Hepburn Shire, who have commenced a similar process of reviewing their activities on Jan 26. Read more.

The push to change the date of Australia Day has also won support from a traditionally conservative quarter.

During a meeting in Canberra, the National General Assembly of Local Government narrowly passed a resolution for the assembly to encourage Australian councils to consider efforts they could take to lobby the Federal Government to change the date of recognition. Read more