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Dick Smith wants to move Australia Day, but praises ‘best ad yet’

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Former Australian Of The Year Dick Smith has again called for the date of Australia Day to be moved to a more inclusive date.

“We should call January 26 First Fleet Day – it’s a very important date,” he said.

“But I think if I was an Aboriginal person, I wouldn’t want to celebrate.

“Imagine if the Japanese had won the Second World War and had taken over this country and we European-Australians were supposed to celebrate the Japanese being successful. I don’t think we’d be that enthusiastic.”

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He’s also lumped heavy praise on the latest lamb ad, a commercial that has certainly split opinion.

But not with Mr Smith.

“I think it’s their best Australia Day ad yet,” he told 3AW Drive.

“It’s fantastic.”

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