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Why Australia Day should be changed

CaitlinHS
Jessie.do2015

January 26th, the day that marks the arrival of the first fleet in 1788 is intended to bring the population of Australia together as one. Although, it has been recognised that instead of bringing both Aboriginals and non-aboriginals together it is creating more of a division. January 26th is not the right date to celebrate this, in respect for the Aboriginals. Firstly, Australia Day is known as a mourning day for most Aboriginal and Terror Strait Islanders. When Captain Arthur Phillip arrive...

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#ChangeTheDate Australia day should be changed from the 26th of January to another date.

Krista.lymbouris
jada.thai

Australia Day is a date looked forward to by many all over the country. It"s associated with happiness, celebration and a day of pride by some, but what about the others apart of this nation? For the Indigenous Australians who have been known to walk on Australian soil for the last 40,000 + years, this day doesn"t mark a day of joy, commemoration or gratification. This day does not have the same meaning for every Australian citizen, as it should. It marks a day of loss, slaughter, dispossession,...

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Australia Day should be changed from 26th of January to another date

filomenadelic
HollyMcPherson

Australia Day should NOT be changed from the 26th of January to another date. Australia is a national public holiday in Australia. It is the celebration of the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson on the 26th of January 1788. It is celebrated annually because it is celebrated on what is means to be Australian and what's great about being Australian and living in Australia as a community. It is a day to reconnect with others as a community and a society and to feel special...

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The English Language Doesn't Have OFFICIAL Rules

Owlblocks

The English language does not, nor can have, official rules. This is because the English language is a commonly agreed upon way of speaking that evolved over time and still evolves. Some might say that Oxford, or some other authority has the authority to determine the language's rules, and while these are generally accepted from an academic standpoint, the English language is a template upon which we build our own, personal interpretation. If Oxford had invented the language, they would have aut...

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Updated 11 Hours Ago

Should zoos claose

Yodabatman
edusco.rio

We should have zoos becuase they porgect animals and make people love those animals....

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Updated 17 Hours Ago

Are people cutting down to much trees

Shadow-Wright
will9925452

I think that people cut down to much trees because they use too much forest for cities. Thows trees can't defend themselves. people are using wood to make houses we don't need more houses....

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Updated 18 Hours Ago

Transgenders should use the restrooms according to their gender

Flametiger200
Hillary4Prez

Transgenders should use the restrooms according to their chromosome levels and what's inbetween their legs....

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Updated 11 Hours Ago

We should change the date of Australia Day, as it doesn't truly celebrate all Australians

ClaireO11
13016

Invasion Day, A day of mourning an "anniversary of the White man's seizure of our country" is what Australia Day means to the Aboriginal people of our land. The 26th of January 1788 was not the time when The first Fleet entered Australia, it was when they invaded Australia. It is the day when we celebrate the time when Europeans took and destroyed the Aboriginals land, culture and traditions. Celebrating Australia Day on the 26th is cruel, disrespectful and insensitive to Indigenous Australians....

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People have the right to be euthanized.

Danielle
Jerry947

Jerry947 has claimed that "people have no right to get themselves killed [by euthanasia]." In this debate, I hope to convince him and the audience that he is incorrect. Should he accept this debate, I will begin my arguments in Round 2. Thanks....

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Updated 20 Hours Ago

Is it choice or the ability which determines our future

megovind
lord_megatron

I believe that the choice we makes determines the future.As we make the right choice it leads to success...

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Updated 1 Day Ago