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Three In Four Want Australia Day On January 26

Three in four people believe Australia Day should continue to be celebrated on January 26.

Polling commissioned by right-wing think tank the Institute of Public Affairs shows just 10 per cent of 1000 people surveyed want to change the date of the national day.

Ten days out from Australia Day, the Greens have offered to hold ceremonies on behalf of local councils who refuse to hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26 out of respect for indigenous people.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison plans to force councils to hold ceremonies on Australia Day and enforce a strict dress code at official events in an attempt to preserve the date.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has declared he will never move the date of Australia Day if he becomes prime minister.

Mr Shorten also said he had no desire to be the "fashion police" telling people what they could wear at citizenship ceremonies. 

"I just think we've got to leave the politics alone, catch up with our family and friends, and on Australia Day my wish is for all Australians to realise what a great country we live in," he told the Nine Network on Wednesday.

AAP

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