The anthem, "Advance Australia Fair," has been tweaked to recognize the country’s Indigenous history and communities, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced.
The first line, "Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free," will now end with "one and free."
The anthem has become controversial in recent years, amid growing conversation about Indigenous representation, systemic inequality, and racial injustice. In particular, many have pushed back against the phrase "for we are young and free", a nod to when Britain’s First Fleet landed in Australia in 1788.
The government has a history of changing the song to be more inclusive － when Peter Dodds McCormick’s original 1878 composition was declared the official national anthem in 1984, replacing "God Save the Queen," two instances of "sons" were switched with gender-neutral phrasing.
tweak：動詞，稍微改進。例句：The engineer is tweaking the software.（工程師正在稍微修正這個軟體。）
representation：名詞，形象、描述。例句：The course can help me to understand the representation of soldier during the World War II.（這堂課可以幫助我了解，第二次世界大戰期間軍人的形象。）
neutral：形容詞，中立的、中性的。例句：I have to remain neutral when my children quarrel with each other.（我的小孩吵架時，我必須保持中立。）