Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the replica's journey will offer insights into Captain Cook's first voyage to Australia in 1770.
Brooke Boney says she does not want to tell others what to do but that having Australia Day on a date other than January 26 could provide a more uniting national celebration.
Scott Morrison wants to discuss a separate public holiday to celebrate Indigenous people and culture, rather than moving Australia Day away from January 26.
We asked you about your earliest memories of Australia Day and if how you celebrate it now has changed. These are your responses.
Debate about the appropriateness of January 26 being Australia Day is ongoing and it is offering up some potential alternative options.
A federal minister suggests Australia could move towards becoming a republic within a decade, thus ensuring a new Australia Day anniversary to replace the controversial January 26 celebrations.
The Greens plan to use their numbers in local governments across the country to spearhead a push to move Australia Day, following moves to cancel celebrations in several council areas in Melbourne and Western Australia.
The five-line pledge is a "very elegant" reminder of what it is to be Australian and should be taught to students, Labor's education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek says.
We shouldn't be surprised that Rebel Wilson's family are embracing their apparent boganism, writes Ben Pobjie. Where once bogan was a vicious slur, nowadays it's a point of pride.