In response to The Saturday Paper’s call for a boycott of Australia Day celebrations on January 26, the company’s principal, Ross Floate, asked his staff if they would consider coming to work on the holiday. The idea is simple: that until Australia Day is held on a date for all Australians, until it is shifted to a date that does not mark a dispossession of land, it is not a day that should be celebrated. Floate’s entire staff agreed to trade the holiday for a day in lieu.

The Saturday Paper, 10 December, 2016


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