“They (Australians of the year) point the way to a creative, confident future for our nation. If there is any quality common to all our Australians of the Year, it is courage…The courage to imagine a better nation and to face the future without fear…Because it’s not in our nature to be afraid – it never has been and I know it never will be. So let’s celebrate the great nation we are, and the even greater nation we can become together.

Happy Australia Day!”

And the interpretOr wishes to congratulate Geoffrey Rush.

We hope that Indigenous Australians can share in a “future without fear” too. Any WA visitors, please see our recent posts with details of the Survival Concert, ‘Celebrating Resilience’ @ Supreme Court Gardens, starting @ 12.30pm Thurs.