Join the campaign to make Mabo Day (3 June) a national public holiday
Posted: June 21st, 2022
YMAC is proud to support the efforts of the Mabo family, the National Native Title Council, and ANTaR in seeking to have ‘Mabo Day’ a nationally-recognised public holiday.
Already observed as a public holiday throughout the Torres Strait, those driving the current campaign, including Mabo’s grandson, Kaleb, assert it is a day for Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians alike to recognise and celebrate the landmark decision*.
The call to action is also very timely given this year’s NAIDOC theme – ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ – which honours those community leaders and change-makers, such as Mr Mabo and his grandson, who have been champions in our communities over generations, advocating for their rights and positive change.
To show your support for the ‘Mabo Day’ campaign, please sign the recently launched petition.
* See, ‘It’s a day for all Australians’: Grandson calls for Mabo Day to be declared a national public holiday (sbs.com.au)