Four people injured in Bunbury Australia Day celebrations

Four people have been injured by fireworks in Bunbury’s Australia Day celebrations, requiring hospital attention. A firework malfunctions, landing in a group of spectators causing minor injuries to three people, and leaving one woman in a serious condition. The injured people were taken to Bunbury Regional Hospital after the incident on Koombana Drive, just after…

WA Citizenship Ceremonies Celebrate Australia’s Pride

By Nicholas Farrington A sea of waving blue flags, a flame with passionate chants united Australians from all walks of life to welcomed the newest citizens on Australia Day. One of WA’s biggest citizenship ceremony happened in Wanneroo, which honored and celebrated over 600 new citizens today. The ceremony consisted of spirited singing and stirring…

Australia Day Should Be Open to Date Change: Expert

A Western Australian politics academic claims the date of Australia Day should be open for change if there is conflict over insensitivity towards indigenous Australians. Murdoch University Politics and Global Policy lecturer Dr Ian Cook claimed changing Australia Day is a political issue and the date should not be held to January 26, adding Australian…

City of Cockburn denies reports of Australia Day date change

In a recent article, there are reports by the media that the City of Cockburn is the next local council to change the date of their Australia day celebrations. However, Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett, denied that they are considering shifting their festivities. Mr Howlett said their annual Australia day community beach party, citizenship ceremony and…