Geelong council agrees to stop celebrating Australia Day

Geelong city council has voted to stop recognising 26 January as Australia Day, joining three other Victorian councils that have ceased holding citizenship ceremonies and other events on that date.

Geelong councillors on Tuesday night instead resolved to use the date to acknowledge Indigenous Australians through cultural events and activities in the region.

Citizenship ceremonies will no longer take place on 26 January and instead will be held within three days of that date.

The council sought community feedback before making its decision, and about 68% of survey respondents said change was…

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