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Why more businesses are backing Change the Date

On Tuesday, January 26, the doors of Melbourne fashion brand HoMie’s Fitzroy 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 boycotting Australia Day by staying open on January 26. It is also amplifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices on social media about why the date should be changed.  “We