Good idea to have Wattle Day

Good idea to have Wattle Day

WHAT a uniting and uplifting suggestion from an election candidate who suggested moving Australia Day to a Wattle Day.

Yes, let us all celebrate the green and gold and what is fabulous about Australia while acknowledging on January 26 our First Nation’s dispossession and pain.

And while we are at it, let us have a new flag and national anthem that represents all of us.

I for one am not young nor girt by sea. Let us have Peter Allen’s “I Still Call Australia Home”.

All the sons and daughters from all around the world join our First Nations as friends and as we mix it is good to know where our journey ends.

One day we will all be together as a nation that is equal, fair dinkum and true blue.

COLIN HUGHES, Greenmount.