Work for a better Australia Day
Australia Day, which is celebrated on January 26th, marks the arrival of the first British fleet in Sydney in 1788. However, for Indigenous Australians, this day represents the beginning of colonisation and the loss of their land, culture, and rights. Many Indigenous Australians refer to the day as “Invasion Day” or “Survival Day” and view the celebration as a reminder of the atrocities committed against their people.
That’s why many people are choosing to work – and many companies are offering to acknowledge – January 26th as just a normal work day. This enables those who want to see change a ‘protest’ at the scheduling of Australia Day. Employees are given the Australia Day holiday as another day off during the year.
If you have employees working through this Australia Day and making it a normal work day, then 3 Minute Angels wants to reward you for being on the right side of history. Read below for details.
Work As Normal, Then Relax…
Work is required by all of us to achieve reconciliation. Work is needed right now to give the first nations people a voice.
Send us a picture, proving that your team is working at their desks on January 26th 2023.
You will then get a free 2-hour upgrade with any booking made throughout 2023.
3 Minute Angels encourages you to recognise Australia Day on a different day. We encourage those who protest this day by working through to: Relax. Relax knowing that your work is making a difference.
A Better Day
3 Minute Angels recognises that many people enjoy the day off on the 26th. We also like BBQ’s and celebrating the many good things about Australia. It’s just Australia Day could be put on any other day and not cause the same issues and cause pain for others. Why do it on the 26th of January only. Why not May 8th and call it “Mate Day”. That’s inclusive.
Why not make Australia Day a weekly or monthly event? We could celebrate all the cultures calling Australia home and include cross cultural and first nations sharing in this new tradition.
We can do better.