Port Stephens Mayor: "Australia Day WON'T Be Moving"

He says it'll stay on January 26..

Port Stephens Mayor: "Australia Day WON'T Be Moving"

The Mayor of Port Stephens has strongly denied reports council is considering changing the date of Australia Day from January 26.

It follows an article by the Daily Telegraph that council signaled it was willing to discuss the move before next year's celebrations.

"We naturally review our Australia Day events each year and this issue is certainly something worth discussing with out Aboriginal Strategic Committee and community," councils's General Manager Wayne Wallis told the paper.

However Mayor Ryan Palmer says Australia Day celebrations won't be moving to a new day.

"There won't be any change with the current council of the date of Australia Day," he said.

"It's a day all Australians come together from all cultures from people all over the world, and it will celebrated in Port Stephens on the 26th of January for as long as I can see."

The Greens have been leading the push to change the date of Australia Day because of the trauma it causes for many Indigenous Australians.

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