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Andrew Bogut says change would mean nothing

Australian basketball legend Andrew Bogut has declared an Australia Day date shift would change nothing.

The former NBA star on Thursday hit out at suggestions nobody should be allowed to celebrate the national holiday as debate continues to swirl around the controversial January 26 date.

Australia Day marks the day the First Fleet hoisted the British flag at Sydney Cove in 1788, which makes it a day of trauma for First Nations people as it marks the arrival of European colonisation.

There were protests and demonstrations across the country on Thursday at Invasion Day rallies with thousands of Australians marching in solidarity with First Nations people.

Sporting organisations across the country also showed widespread recognition for the holiday as a source of trauma for many Australians. Western Bulldogs star Bailey Smith also made a public plea calling for Australia to “change the…

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