From now on it’ll be on the fourth Saturday in January.
Which means, sometimes, it’ll still be on January 26, but it’s a powerful move in support of moving the date of Australia Day.
There’ll no doubt be some uproar from the usual suspects, but the countdown of our nation’s favourite songs actually moved around the calendar until 1998 – and in 2004 it was on January 25 for some reason, so there’s plenty of precedent.
But we don’t need to argue the toss here, especially since Triple J did extensive community consultation and published the results of their findings – plus a Q&A – here. All we need to do is argue about which tune deserves the top spot… I’ll be writing this one in: