Geelong council will permanently cease referring to January 26 as Australia Day, as part of a series of changes to how the city commemorates the contentious date.
- The changes follow six months of consultations
- Councillors voted unanimously to make the sweeping changes, which include rescheduling citizenship ceremonies
- The council will lobby the government to consider changing the date of Australia Day
Councillors on Tuesday evening voted to support an overhaul of how the city marks January 26, noting its “traumatic historical impact to the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners and First…