I agree with many of Ted’s ideas but would like …

Comment on Make September 8 Australia Day, anthem in Pitjantjatjara by Rosalie Schultz.

I agree with many of Ted’s ideas but would like to provide information on Australian languages:
Pitjantjatjara may not be the most widely known Australian Indigenous language. According to the 2016 census, Pitjantjatjara is fourth after Kriol, Yumplatok, and Djambarrpuyngu.

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