Statement in relation to proposal by Member for Warringah

​It is disappointing to see an ill-considered proposal from the Member for Warringah that plays negative politics with our history and which can only perpetuate divisions between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

The truth is Australia Day unifies us all, because of our shared history – the good and the bad.

Regardless of the failings in our history, Australia has become one of the most free, egalitarian, safe and diverse societies today, and our shared commitment to continuing this journey together is what matters most.​​

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