The case to change Australia Day to September 1, National Wattle Day | Poll

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
Updated September 2 2016 - 4:24am, first published 4:23am
Should we change Australia Day to National Wattle Day?

SEPTEMBER 1 could be the strongest candidate as the new date to celebrate Australia Day, as debate continues around the nation of cultural sensitivities with the January 26 national day.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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