We won’t be celebrating Australia Day on 26th January
This year Context and GML are doing something different. We are encouraging our employees to celebrate the Australia Day holiday on a different date.
Australia Day is meant to be a national celebration, a day when all Australians can reflect on what makes them proud to be Australian. Yet for the majority of Indigenous Australians, and many non-Indigenous Australians, the 26th January is not a day to celebrate—it marks the beginning of British invasion and the survival of violence and trauma caused by colonisation. At Context and GML, we advocate truth-telling and recognise and respect the strength and resilience of Australia’s First Nations peoples—past, present and future. As allies, colleagues and friends, we stand by and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.