Apart from cancellations during COVID, Australia Day celebrations are continuing as normal this year with a free community breakfast in George Clayton Park from 7am until 11 am on the day, brought to you by Wynnum Manly’s new(ish) councillor, Councillor Sara Whitmee (pictured below).
There will be music and games as well as the compulsory sausage sizzle, pancakes and snowcones (we see no mention of traditional Australia Day fare damper and golden syrup with a cup of tea, but we’re sure it’ll be there).
As we reported last year, there continues to be growing support around Australia for a change to the date to acknowledge that the day is not necessarily something to celebrate for people of Aboriginal heritage.
Our own quick survey a year ago showed that 63% of respondents were in favour of changing the date, and that same survey – which is still live – now shows 70% in favour.
Did you take part in the survey last year and have you changed your mind since then? We’re interested to hear your thoughts again this year in the poll below.
Councillor Sara Whitmee is a member of Brisbane Business Bayside and a supporter of WynnumCentral.