Oz there have been protests held on the 26th since the 1930s. It hasn't just come up now, it's been going on for ages, it's pretty telling that you're only just noticing it now.
It wasn't just the actual murder of Aboriginals by the British, it was the fact they brought diseases with them that also decimated their population.
I think it's also pretty interesting that you are trying to put blame on to the Indigenous people for violence between them and the British. Would you have tried to blame Australians for killing Japanese people if they invaded Australia in WW2?
Warren Mundine is a dead set hypocrite. He wrote this article this time last year, but now because the greens have made it a policy he is criticising it?
"All Australians, including indigenous Australians, should be able to celebrate our country, its achievements and unique identity. The sentiments expressed on Australia Day are good and they’re sentiments most indigenous people share. But we can’t celebrate unity on a day representing conflict and conquest.
I want Australia Day moved — not because I don’t want to celebrate Australia but because I do."
The nation is obviously already divided on this. Changing the date won't make it worse. In 2 years no one would give a **** because people would realise nothing had actually changed.