I don't know what the other Aussies here on MR think, but I just never feel that there is anything special about Australia Day (for those in other parts of the world, today (26th of Jan) is a public holiday for us here). For me the best thing is, I can go to work and earn $30 per hour. I must say however, I am pleased that the Australian of the Year is not a sportsman or entertainer of any kind. The winner was Professor Ian Frazer from Queensland for his work in developing a vaccine for cervical cancer. What does everyone else think about Australia Day?