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Make Mabo day a national public holiday

Last edited: December 12, 2023

31 years on from the historic land rights victory, Kaleb Mabo, grandson of Eddie Koiki Mabo, continues to call for Mabo Day, 3 June, to be made a national public holiday.

On the 30th anniversary of the landmark High Court decision paving the way for native title cases, the grandson of legendary First Nations land rights activist Eddie Koiki Mabo (1936-1992), has called for Mabo Day, June 3, to be declared a national public holiday.


Where do we go from here? In 2022, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the landmark decision, Mr Mabo’s grandson Kaleb Mabo told NITV that Mabo Day is a day for everybody to celebrate – not just Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

That is why I’ve started to push for this day to become a national public holiday so Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people can recognise it for what it is … It’s the day that white Australia recognised Indigenous Australians, First Nations people, the ones that were here first.

SBS News

Kaleb Mabo has been working alongside the National Native Title Council to push for ‘Mabo Day’ on June 3, to become a National Public Holiday.

Sign the petition to make Mabo Day 3 June a national public holiday!

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