We should change the date of Australian Day - Coggle Diagram
We should change the date of Australian Day
Rebuttal 2: For aboriginals, it is still a day that reminds them of invasion and sorrow.
Rebuttal 1: Australia Day is supposed to be a day of union, but if we have two separate days for a different group of people, it's divisive. It makes the country more polarised. The nation will be divided into two groups and each group will be celebrating their own national day.
Against 1: Some people say that we do not need to change current Australia Day and we can find a separate day for Aboriginal people to celebrate.
Rebuttal 3: What is Australia Day celebrating (Reference)
Rebuttal 4: We've already got Harmony Day, we do not need another day.
It was know as "First Landing Day", "Anniversary Day" or "Foundation Day" and firstly declared and celebrated in New South Wales
It's a day people have time off work and have fun enjoying beaches, BBQs, and performances and so on.
But it is "Invasion Day", " Day of Mourning" and "Survival Day" for the indigenous people.
It's the date that the first British people landed on Australia and causing massacre to Aboriginal people
Thesis statement: We have to change the date of Australia Day.
We need to have a day that all Australians can celebrate. We should find another day to celebrate.
We have to raise people's awareness of the history and the personal biases we own
Talk to people and do what we could do to raise people's awareness.
Against 2: Many aboriginal people do not feel offended by Australia Day and are happy to celebrate. It will make them feel upset and oppressing if we change the date.
Rebuttal 1: Aboriginal people have nothing to commemorate on Australia Day.
Rebuttal 2: As long as Australia Day remains 26 January, we will have this debate of whether Australia Day should be changed every year. It is mentally draining for a lot of people, aboriginals or non-aboriginals.
Rebuttal 3: Many aboriginal people feel they are abandoned. (Quote) It should be a day for all Australians to be proud of their country, not only a part of them.
Against 3: Changing the date of Australia Day cannot solve the problem of racism and won’t do any help to aboriginal people.
Rebuttal 2: Celebrating Australia Day means that aboriginal people's voice is still undermined. We need to change the national date to make sure not only non-aboriginal people but also aboriginal people can feel proud of their country. A country that treats everyone equally and fairly. (reference data)
Rebuttal 1: Changing that date can raise people's awareness of the history and their biases and racism toward indigenous people.
Rebuttal 3: Recognise history and our bias is the first step to achieve reconciliation in Australia. Changing the date of Australia Day shows the decisiveness to unite the country. It will be a symbolic move and one step forward to racial equality.
Against 4: Changing the date may undermine the contribution of the technology and civilisation that the Europeans brought to this continent.
Rebuttal: We have a lot to learn from aboriginal culture.