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‘It costs us nothing’: Australian of the Year says change the date – Sydney Morning Herald

Newly named 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame has added her voice calling for a change to Australia’s national day on January 26.

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So in the case of Indigenous Australians and First Nations people, this date, invasion day, is a huge symbol.
And it costs us nothing as a nation to actually change that date. And it would mean a lot to that community and to our national community. I think thats important.
Ms Tame, 26, was groomed and raped by her 58-year-old maths teacher at the age of 15 and helped campaign to overturn gag laws that prevented her and other survivors from revealing their experiences and speaking out against perpetrators.

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