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In Melbourne today, we celebrated Labour Day by taking the day off and lounging around the house.

Today is the day that we remember the legacy of those who worked hard to create working conditions that are more balanced and sensible, the principle being that everyone should work eight hours a day, sleep for eight hours and have eight hours of recreation.

It originated in a time when most men worked hard with their hands and their toil created value to the society that they lived in.

I would like to propose an extension to this day.  I call it Emotional Labour Day.

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