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Latest news: Australia Day

Many thousands turn out for ‘Invasion Day’ protests across Australia

Invasion Day protests have been held around Australia with tens of thousands of demonstrators calling for an end to discrimination and deaths in custody.

Stefaniak: ‘Australia Day is 26 January – no need to change it’

Australia Day is a day of celebration of being Australian, no matter where you were born. In recent years, ceremonies have given due recognition to our unique Indigenous history. The day marks the beginning of modern Australia.

Canberra’s 2024 Australia Day honours recipients

Jan Dawes volunteered with Lifeline for 45 years - she is one of 25 Canberrans recognised in the General Division of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2024 Australia Day honours.

Woolworths CEO defends decision to remove Australia Day merchandise

Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci has backed the supermarket's choice not to stock Australia Day merchandise as staff report more and more abuse.

Australia Day 2024 activities around the ACT region

This Friday 26 January is a public holiday all across Australia and there's lots on around the ACT region this long weekend to reflect and celebrate community.

Pat Cummins backs calls for Australia Day rethink

National cricket captain Pat Cummins has become the highest-profile sporting star to call for a move away from marking Australia Day on January 26.

MPs blamed for stoking culture war over Australia Day

Politicians are leading the public conversation on Australia Day even when their views don't always reflect their communities, an expert says.

Woolworths store graffitied after boycott call

With many tens of thousands of employees working at Woolworths, a boycott could have a significant impact on retail workers, the PM has warned.

Aldi joins Woolies in dumping Australia Day merchandise

Another supermarket chain has joined Woolworths in choosing not to sell Australia Day merchandise in a move that sparked opposition calls for a boycott.

Letters to the editor: Australia Day, EVs

Letters to the editor received in the past week include a response to changing the date, a lack of Australia Day social photos, and EVs.

Young boy critical after lightning strike near Wollongong

A primary school-aged boy is fighting for his life after being hit by lightning at a beach near Wollongong on Australia Day.