Good to see the Aussie section still going strong. Ah well it’s that time of year again and nothing like raising an annual discussion. The title says it all! Look, I think those that know me are aware that I support a change of date and because of 2 considered reasons. The current date is only relatively new and most people really didn’t understand the significance of the date( 26th January). Myself one of them for quite some time to be honest. Probably one of the few occasions I would whip out the barbie, dust off the cobwebs and start sizzling some snags and a few fresh prawns latthered in VB! Righteo, my first reason is obvious and that is out of respect for our aborigines. I mean come on, this was seemingly the beginning of the end for these people who lived productive simple lives for over 70, 000 years on this land! My second reason is......convicts! We are celebrating a sad occasion for a fleet load of unfortunates who were taken from their families and simply discarded and enslaved on apparent vacant land out of the sight of the people. Australia was simply a dumping ground for those baddies trying to steal a loaf of bread for survival reasons. The 26th January marks this occasion. Who in their right mind thought this was a good occasion to celebrate as a national day! It needs changing unless otherwise convinced, but good luck with that!