There’s an impasse. Clearly, people will never agree about January 26th. Dispossession means everything’s taken away from you. But other arguments shout at corners, or in someone’s sleep. The anxiety of losing a long weekend, for example, which is why Australia Day was introduced anyway. Have you noticed there are months without long weekends? This has to stop. Months without long weekends should have one, by right, and it will be Australia Day. Why keep to one? We could have several each year. People resent NSW. But if annually each state nominated its own Australia Day long weekend, problem solved.