Michael Gunner also proposes annual day of commemoration for frontier wars and reveals his government’s plans to elevate use of Indigenous place names

The Northern Territory chief minister has called for changes to Australia Day celebrations to highlight “the Aboriginal contribution to our national identity” and acknowledge the lasting trauma of Indigenous dispossession.

Michael Gunner said the Territory Labor government would also move to elevate the use of Indigenous place names and official recognition of frontier atrocities committed against Aboriginal Australians.

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