Essential Report

National day

Oct 23, 2018

Q. It has been suggested that Australia should have a separate national day to recognise indigenous Australians. Do you –

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Support a separate day alongside Australia Day 36%   41% 37% 31% 32%
Support a separate day instead of Australia Day 14%   14% 13% 34% 11%
Do not support a separate day 37%   32% 44% 23% 52%
Don’t know 12%   14% 6% 12% 5%

Half the respondents supported a national day to recognise indigenous Australians, with 36% supporting a separate day alongside Australia Day  and 14% supporting a separate day instead of Australia Day. 37% did not support a separate day at all.

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