Mayor of the Adelaide council says moving celebrations not supported by most residents as Barnaby Joyce says councils should stick to ‘rubbish and roads’

A push for an Adelaide council to follow two inner-city Melbourne councils in scrapping Australia Day celebrations and citizenship ceremony is not supported by the majority of residents and unlikely to pass, the City of Marion mayor, Kris Hanna, has said.

On 26 September, Marion council is scheduled to debate the proposed change, which is based on a motion passed by Melbourne’s Darebin council.

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