– [Voiceover] Australia Day.
(tongue clicking) – Ugh.
– Hmm, Australia Day.
It's an Interesting one.
(moody instrumental music) – Australia Day, what is Australia Day? – Don't you mean, Invasion Day? – It means differentthings to different people.
For us, it means survival.
– Invasion Day, our survival.
– Survival Day.
– When celebrations of survival of one of the oldest cultures is notthe oldest culture on earth.
– I think a joke.
– It's really sad.
– My gut drops.
– The fact that they celebratethat day that we lost all that we had, yeah, it pisses me off.
– It's insensitive to say the least.
– An offense.
– It's everything at once.
– Brotherhood, sisterhood,clan, mob, strength.
– It does bring up a lot ofhurt, a lot of heartache.
– It's like somebody thatcomes into your house, does horrible things to your family and they like, "Uh,dude, we're gonna like, have like a party and have a barbecue and listen to Triple J,yeah.
And we're gonna put it on the date we turnedup," and like, that's kind of sadistic, man.
Like why would you do that? – People celebratingthe day that your people got slaughtered andinvaded and the day that caused all that destructionand all that suffering to very peaceful people.
– For a lot of Aboriginalpeople into a straight– All in this, it's a day of mourning.
– It's a day that marks thebeginning of the massacres.
– It's celebrating rape,it's celebrating murders.
– I celebrate so manythings about being here, about how beautiful this country is, but at the same time, there's a dark and disconnected culture.
– I think that ourcountry is a great country and it's beautiful and there are a lot of opportunities here.
I feel that celebratingAustralia Day on the 26th of January is wrong.
That doesn't make any sense.
– The first of January1901 was when the states federated to become a country.
It was loosely calledAustralia before then, it became official.
This was now the nation called Australia, the Commonwealth of Australia.
That should be Australia Day.
– If it's truly a celebrationof what we are as a nation, then we need to include the first nations of this country.
– A day that we could all celebrate.
– I'll help you celebrate it if you like.
– We're quite inclusivepeople so we just want to be included as well.
– Maybe you should celebrateAustralia as a whole and as it was before and think about who's included in that culture when you're celebrating.