I love Australia. I’m very grateful I was born here in this free and peaceful and beautiful place. I have no other home anyway.
If I have one wish for this Australia Day it is that we will strive to work harder at compassion and generosity. A fair go for all Australians and for those who wash up on our shores in need of a helping hand. A fair go for this tough but fragile land.
The fair go is, after all, a foundation stone of our culture. Let’s revive it as the centerpiece of who we are. Let’s put respect and kindness ahead of all other concerns. Let’s be passionately good to one another and to the country in our care.
Then we can be truly proud.