Thanks to my brother. How did he know this would amuse me so?
Archive for January, 2009
“On this Australia Day, what are the values that have shaped this vast land into the great nation that it has become?……………
“……A nation which has apologised for the mistakes of the past, and there have been many. But a nation now resolved to close the gap. A nation now resolved to close the gap in education, in health, and employment, and those things which matter in people’s daily and practical lives…….
“….. A nation of Australians all. Not just of some….”
“…..The great spirit of Australia has been this – to fashion unity from diversity. And to do so through tolerance and respect, and through the energisation of the nation. And that is what your joining us today does for the year ahead and for the future.”