Leanne Poke
Leanne Poke

I would love to sign but it wont let me! I thick it is really stupid to change Australia Day to citizens day! Are they going to change the name of our county to citizen? Because that is what Australia Day is for to celebrate OUR country being colonised!

Jacqui Ferris
Jacqui Ferris
  • Leanne Poke

Thank you so much for your support. I'm proud to be Australian and I'd prefer it if our supposed Honorable PM didn't change our traditions.

Ray Cross
Ray Cross
  • Leanne Poke

These morons won't be in power much longer anyway.....

Jennie Graham Hanrahan
Jennie Graham Hanrahan
  • Leanne Poke

I can not for the life of me figure this out the morons want to sell us off ,and every thing Australia stands for they try to take ...but give every thing to refugees and other countries.....wake up and smell the roses and look after our own.and all we stand for ..the politicians are too bloody worried about getting brownie points. instead of doing what we pay them for ...they forget they work for us ..

Jacqui Ferris
Jacqui Ferris
  • Leanne Poke

Thank the lord!

Jacqui Ferris
Jacqui Ferris
  • Leanne Poke

Jennie Graham Hanrahan Exactly!

Kathleen Beck
Kathleen Beck
  • Leanne Poke

We do actually have a citizen's day, September 17. This is a hoax started by someone who doesn't know what the 17th September is for

Karen Cole
Karen Cole
  • Leanne Poke

We have resources and we are plentiful, I think the Australian Gov need to take a hold of themselves and fight for the right to love AUSTRALIA as AUSTRALIANS who care for their country. When we say no Dont fukin listen whoever bought that up is a loser anyway and i hope you spend a fortune fightin for it cause your a MUG MATE

Marlene Wickham
Marlene Wickham

Why do we always need to be changing everything? We seem to be bending to everyone else's will, people come here for the reason, of what is good & great in Australia, the luck country - don't change our holidays, don't change our flag, and yes we do have our own traditions, its just that we have been celebrating them for a little less than some other countries.
We need not only to be proud of being Australians on Australia Day but all of the time..... we have the best country for fairness,...

Why do we always need to be changing everything? We seem to be bending to everyone else's will, people come here for the reason, of what is good & great in Australia, the luck country - don't change our holidays, don't change our flag, and yes we do have our own traditions, its just that we have been celebrating them for a little less than some other countries.
We need not only to be proud of being Australians on Australia Day but all of the time..... we have the best country for fairness, open mindedness and for giving everyone a fair go, isn't it time that others give us a fair go, and let us keep what is our traditions, and our Australian values and our way of life!

Jacqui Ferris
Jacqui Ferris
  • Marlene Wickham

Marlene, I agree with you 110% about that. If the people who come to our country aren't happy here, then why do they stay?

Joel Meredith
Joel Meredith
  • Marlene Wickham

Jacqui: We in USA are facing the same dilemma - immigrants trying to change the Country in a way that can only lead to its ruin... (I can empathize with your drama)

Joy Jhugroo
Joy Jhugroo
  • Marlene Wickham

Marlene, you say ""We have the best country for fairness,open mindedness and for giving everyone a fair go"". Haven't you been reading the comments of your fellow Ausralians? Their comments alone prove you incorrect. Just look at what Jacqui Ferris wrote..racist Nationalistic dogma if I ever saw it. Is anyone out there looking at the perspective of our Indigenous people?

Debbie Lee Nash-Fuggle
Debbie Lee Nash-Fuggle
  • Marlene Wickham

We did not cause the indigineos problems. 200 YEARS AGO THE PROBLEM WAS CAUSED. i FOR ONE WAS BORN IN 1962 and therefore have no guilt to this matter. Goverments cause the laws to change. Aboriganals are audtralians just like you and me and there for should rejoice in their freedom, their health and their loyalty. Persons are responsible for their OWN actions and how they behave. We live by the choices we make. None of us are perfect. But we try at least to be tolerant and abide by what we...

We did not cause the indigineos problems. 200 YEARS AGO THE PROBLEM WAS CAUSED. i FOR ONE WAS BORN IN 1962 and therefore have no guilt to this matter. Goverments cause the laws to change. Aboriganals are audtralians just like you and me and there for should rejoice in their freedom, their health and their loyalty. Persons are responsible for their OWN actions and how they behave. We live by the choices we make. None of us are perfect. But we try at least to be tolerant and abide by what we believe in. All through the ages Australians have fought to free their country in world wars. If you come to live in Australia live by our rules by law. accept our policys for they have worked to keep our country stable. Be happy here and and live your religion but don't force us in a country to change because you came here. live peacably and know that we all have different beliefs but those beliefs should not change the fact the we are all australians and therefore unite together on this day and celebrate it together on this day.

Sally Lawson
Sally Lawson
  • Marlene Wickham

go away you luny, loopy lefty,it's people like you that's causing half of the problems.

Guy Lachina
Guy Lachina
  • Marlene Wickham

Joy Jhugroo - does history and the atrocities that have been bestowed upon the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders justify deleting the Australian identity. Of course not but then you live in the The Hauge, the centre of corruption where no one has an opinion other than yours and your communist buddies. Why dont you look at the decimation of the Netherlands under the hands of the left wing lunatics before you judge Australians.

Paul Emerson
Paul Emerson
  • Marlene Wickham

Shut up you idiot!! OUR indiginous people are Australians ...Not imports!

Paul Agius
Paul Agius
  • Marlene Wickham

great thinking Joy i am not Aboriginal but they are willing to share their country and we should be more considerate.

Sammy Davis
Sammy Davis

Which ignorant, out of touch, politically correct {? }, moronic brain dead imbecile came up with this idea. What's next, an illegal immigrant day?

Nat Holl
Nat Holl
  • Sammy Davis

HA! Harsh but true...

Jacqui Ferris
Jacqui Ferris
  • Sammy Davis

The government are morons. They may not like to think so but they are.

Michael Powell
Michael Powell
  • Sammy Davis

Yes an illegals day, pick them up and send them back.

Black Bear
Black Bear
  • Sammy Davis

Naa it will be Political Parasite Day

Stephen Lamprey
Stephen Lamprey
  • Sammy Davis

I signed..but I'm sorry to say our way of life is already change to the degree I am not recognising the country I grew up in.

Julz Petrella
Julz Petrella
  • Sammy Davis

The Government is The anti christ

Sheree Lucas
Sheree Lucas
  • Sammy Davis

Now you're talking Mike!!

James Arblaster
James Arblaster
  • Sammy Davis

Just so you know, this is false. This is absolutely not true. People need to do more research before signing these things. There is no move to change Australia Day to Citizens' Day. And we do celebrate Australia and the bravery of Australians several days of the year, including ANZAC Day. I don't see how you can feel like Australian values as a whole are threatened if people suggest moving our national holiday from a day which marks a British invasion to establish a penal colony. Surely...

Just so you know, this is false. This is absolutely not true. People need to do more research before signing these things. There is no move to change Australia Day to Citizens' Day. And we do celebrate Australia and the bravery of Australians several days of the year, including ANZAC Day. I don't see how you can feel like Australian values as a whole are threatened if people suggest moving our national holiday from a day which marks a British invasion to establish a penal colony. Surely we're better than that. http://theantibogan.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/happy-citizens-day-sorry-australia-day/

Christina Crofts
Christina Crofts

Would I move to another country and expect them to change the name of their National Day? I DON'T THINK SO! Our Politicians need to get real and stop giving our country away on every level!

Murray Foote
Murray Foote
  • Christina Crofts

It's an internet fraud, Christina. There is no such proposal. It's just another bogus attempt to generate spurious anger against the Labour Party.

Christina Crofts
Christina Crofts
  • Christina Crofts

Geez trust me to jump in without checking :( can't take anything on face value hey?

Luky Charlier
Luky Charlier

I'm living in Guadeloupe, but....(because, I like Australia), I will give you my support..

Sharyn Clark
Sharyn Clark
  • Luky Charlier

mERCI xx

Luky Charlier
Luky Charlier
  • Luky Charlier

but don't forget you are all foreigners in Australia........

Tyler Jackson
Tyler Jackson

We are slowly becoming a socialist dictatorship, first they take away our freedoms, squeeze all the wealth from the middle class, impose ridiculous laws then start taking away your national identity and pride. Our pm is a communist research it...

Peter Hubble
Peter Hubble
  • Tyler Jackson

the Nations social fabric is being destroyed very quickly by week politions , have a look out west it will shock most Australian born people

Peter Hubble
Peter Hubble
  • Tyler Jackson

The other comment is we get the government we deserve , it a mirror image of the new society we have created , 50% of people that is that fell for the smoke and mirrors of Rudd and Gillard 5 years ago , how good does Johnny Howard look NOW?

Kathleen Beck
Kathleen Beck

I can't believe you are so gullible:
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/gillard-citizens-day-hoax.shtml

Mel Freeman
Mel Freeman
  • Kathleen Beck

Just because she said it doesn't mean she meant it... take everything Gillard or ANY politician says with a huge grain of salt... don't believe anything any of them say.

Kathleen Beck
Kathleen Beck
  • Kathleen Beck

Problem is we already have a Citizens Day on September 17. Whether people forgot this is not clear

Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith

There is no movement to change the name of Australia Day to Citizens Day. The claim that any political party is trying to anything of the kind is fallacious.
I'd wager that at least half of the people who have signed have no idea that January 26th has already had more than one name change (the current incarnation is less than 100 years old), and only the foggiest concept of the historical signifigants and events of the day itself.
The casual racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance, and...

There is no movement to change the name of Australia Day to Citizens Day. The claim that any political party is trying to anything of the kind is fallacious.
I'd wager that at least half of the people who have signed have no idea that January 26th has already had more than one name change (the current incarnation is less than 100 years old), and only the foggiest concept of the historical signifigants and events of the day itself.
The casual racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance, and gendered attack that have been oozing from the rhetoric surrounding this little non-issue have been truly astonishing. Well done all.

Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith
  • Pamela Smith

*do
*significance
*attacks
I apologise, I should definitely proof read before commenting.

Charles Pragnell
Charles Pragnell
  • Pamela Smith

Whether it is a non-issue or not in the terms described, it is a major issue among many Australians who are being denied a voice in the events which are shaping this country and its future belief systems, its values, and its development. Such blogs as this give those Australians the opportunity to publicly state their views and feelings and they should be able to do so without false accusations and slurs of `racism', `intolerance', and `xenophobia'. Many things are happening for which...

Whether it is a non-issue or not in the terms described, it is a major issue among many Australians who are being denied a voice in the events which are shaping this country and its future belief systems, its values, and its development. Such blogs as this give those Australians the opportunity to publicly state their views and feelings and they should be able to do so without false accusations and slurs of `racism', `intolerance', and `xenophobia'. Many things are happening for which governments have no mandate from the people, and they avoid the issues under discussion here when election times come around. Australia needs an open and frank debate about these issues and a referendum on future immigration and its implications before any further government moves to `multiculturalise' it.

Greg Briggs
Greg Briggs
  • Pamela Smith

Thank you Pamela for being the first person to look at this logically... I'm one of the more vocal non-Politically Correct people I know, so don't for one second think it SHOULD be changed to "Citizens Day" or whatever you fearmongers are touting today, because it shouldn't.

But you should realise that there has been no/none/zero/nil/sweet FA attempts by Parliament to change the name. None. Yes, some people will spout opinions about wanting this or that... but you know what? Until something...

Thank you Pamela for being the first person to look at this logically... I'm one of the more vocal non-Politically Correct people I know, so don't for one second think it SHOULD be changed to "Citizens Day" or whatever you fearmongers are touting today, because it shouldn't.

But you should realise that there has been no/none/zero/nil/sweet FA attempts by Parliament to change the name. None. Yes, some people will spout opinions about wanting this or that... but you know what? Until something comes up in Parliament, nothing will change the name. Get off your high horses everyone, it's a complete non-issue.

Keep Calm, and have a friggen beer

Colleen Sleer
Colleen Sleer
  • Pamela Smith

Well said Pamela, a lot more gracious than I could ever have been.

Angela Parfitt
Angela Parfitt
  • Pamela Smith

Citizen day is in September. AND it is a totally different issue. i can't believe this page was made and sooooo many people fell for it. I am very sad to see this. Who ever suggested there was a competition between our celebrations. New citizens who wish to celebrate taking the plunge into our nation celebrate, sounds good to me, seeing new Australians appreciating our country.... nothing threatening, scary or stupid there!! Just here on this page...

David William Parr
David William Parr
  • Pamela Smith

Onya Pamela for your sensible comments. More power to your name:)
Hope you don't mind, but I have copied and pasted your comments to my wall, and have also added them to anyone who sends me an invitation to sign this ridiculous petition!!

Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith
  • Pamela Smith

Thanks all. David, you're more than welcome to use my words, but please do edit them. I wrote in haste, and my fingers got the better of me. Fix any spelling or logical errors. lol

Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith
  • Pamela Smith

As for your comments Mr. Pragnell, I must confess myself unequal to divining much sense from them.
Suffice it to say, that if you had seen (as I have) the vile hatred spewed forth from our fellow Australians on any of the facebook pages devoted to this non-issue (and it really is a non-issue, it is a hoax, nothing more, nothing less) you would not be so quick to argue that the debate surrounding the topic has not stirred up a seething hornet's nest of racial vilification, religious...

As for your comments Mr. Pragnell, I must confess myself unequal to divining much sense from them.
Suffice it to say, that if you had seen (as I have) the vile hatred spewed forth from our fellow Australians on any of the facebook pages devoted to this non-issue (and it really is a non-issue, it is a hoax, nothing more, nothing less) you would not be so quick to argue that the debate surrounding the topic has not stirred up a seething hornet's nest of racial vilification, religious intolerance and misogyny.
These are not false accusations, they are the sad truth that some of my fellow Australians have used this hoax to air their most base and cruel thoughts on anyone who doesn't look, think and act like they do.
Scroll through post after post of the same semi-literate 'Go back where ya came from', xenophobic nonsense, and then tell me that my accusations are false, and I will call you a liar or a fool sir.

Kerry Allen-Traeger
Kerry Allen-Traeger
  • Pamela Smith

As Charles has stated it is not only about the perception of Australia day being changed..it is a push to change our whole culture...When my daughter was attending a local preschool some years ago, we were invited to their Christmas concert..A very large percentage...99% of the children were of Christian background...various denominations.. We were very shocked when the scheduled 'Christmas concert' was actually a concert on Dinosaurs...The children were banned from singing Christmas songs,...

As Charles has stated it is not only about the perception of Australia day being changed..it is a push to change our whole culture...When my daughter was attending a local preschool some years ago, we were invited to their Christmas concert..A very large percentage...99% of the children were of Christian background...various denominations.. We were very shocked when the scheduled 'Christmas concert' was actually a concert on Dinosaurs...The children were banned from singing Christmas songs, making Christmas gifts and actually acknowledging Christmas at all really... WHY?? Because there was ONE child at the preschool who was Islamic...and the school did not want to offend either him or his family, so instead offended the majority. This is what is wrong about the way our culture is being obliterated...The Islamic child had been accepted into the kindy, was well liked and valued. His parents had made the choice to send him to the preschool instead of one of the Islamic schools nearby, yet our children were forced to ignore their beliefs in attempts not to offend this one family...Would such attempts be made for our benifit
if we were to go and live in an Islamic country???? Mmmmm I very much doubt that.

Allanah Earl
Allanah Earl

I don't know if its true or not but I have heard that Gillard is a commie. So I say WTF is she doing in our government then. F#&k off Gillard you're messing up a great country.

Kanga Menzies
Kanga Menzies
  • Allanah Earl

do you even know what Communism is?

John McCartney
John McCartney

Its high time that Gillard left government, she doesn't have a clue what she`s doing, and the advisors cant be blamed for this latest absurdity, she should have enough brains to know how insulting it is to our nation to even consider such a ridiculous change....shame on her.

Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith
  • John McCartney

This is a hoax you nincompoop.

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