Why more businesses are backing a campaign to change Australia Day

Clothing the Gap co-founders Laura Thompson and Sianna Catullo (L-R). Image: Supplied
In Australia, Tuesday, January 26, is a public holiday meant to celebrate the country’s history and achievements. But the doors of Melbourne fashion brand HoMie’s store will remain open.   “We are staying open […] and not acknowledging [it] as a public holiday,” Nick Pearce, CEO of the social enterprise, told Inside Retail.  HoMie is one of a growing number of businesses that are boycotting Australia Day and supporting a campaign to Change the Date in solidarity

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