For, yes, after the visitors sing their Himno Nacional Argentino, a young singer from the Newtown Performing Arts School, Olivia Fox, will sing the Australian national anthem … "Advance Australia Fair" is the national anthem of Australia. Australian state premiers back 'appropriate' change to national anthem 20 Nov, 2020 01:41 AM 3 minutes to read Australia's national anthem Advance Australia Fair has been change… AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM Australians all let us rejoice, For we are young and free; We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil; Our home is girt by sea; Our land abounds in nature’s gifts Of beauty rich and rare; In history’s page, let every stage Advance Australia Explained: Why some Australians want their national anthem changed Recently, Gladys Berejiklian, the leader of Australia’s most populous state, spoke out against the anthem, saying the line ‘we are young and free’ dismisses centuries of indigenous history. Lots of reasons… 1. In 1981 the National Australia Day Council recommended the Australian National Anthem consist of verses one and two of ‘Advance Australia Fair’ with some modification. Created by the Scottish-born composer Peter Dodds McCormick, the song was first performed in 1878 and sung in Australia as a patriotic song.It replaced "God Save the Queen" as the official national anthem in 1984, following a plebiscite to choose the national song in 1977. It had just officially replaced 'God Save The Queen' as the anthem, but not before the Prime Minister of the time Bob Hawke requested a change to the opening line (now "Australians all let us rejoice") to be more inclusive. It was composed by a Scotsman in the 19th century, and has no relevance to a modern cosmopolitan, multicultural nation with no ties to Britain. Wiradjuri teenager Olivia Fox sung an Indigenous-themed version of the national anthem before the Wallabies, wearing a First Nations jersey, played Argentina on Saturday night. Fox has previously delivered the Indigenous version of the anthem at Randwick's Sydney club rugby matches and is fast becoming a national icon. Gladys Berejiklian says the anthem fails to honour indigenous Australians. Advance Australia Fair, national anthem of Australia, adopted on April 19, 1984.It was first officially proposed in 1974 to replace “God Save the Queen,” which had been the national anthem from 1788 to 1974 and which, in 1984, was designated the royal anthem, to be played at public appearances of members of the British royal family. Prior to that, Australia's national anthem was God Save the Queen. Why do people want to change the Australian national anthem? Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says he is against changing the word ‘young’ to ‘one’ in the Australian National Anthem, “because most of the people wanting to change the anthem… ... Today: Vannos is counting on you Vannos Shabadoo needs your help with “Australia: Change the Australian National Anthem to Men at Work - Land Down Under”.”. Members of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir will perform a new version of the national anthem that they're happy to sing on Sunday at the Desert Song Festival. the national anthem is a representation of our colonial history and black deaths in custody are the impacts of our colonial history and the racism that continues to this day. I’m with Gladys. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/WeeklyYouTubeFacebook: http://bit.ly/WeeklyFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/WeeklyTwitter Many claimed it was the best rendition of the national anthem they'd ever heard. I am petitioning to get the Australian National Anthem changed to the song "I am Australian". Australia's controversial national anthem The singing of the national anthem at the State of Origin sparked a heated debate. 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