Monthly Archives: February 2015

I am Australian: a new verse for asylum seekers

I AM AUSTRALIAN[1] We are one, but we are many, And from all the lands on earth we come. We’ll share a dream and sing with one voice: “I am, you are, we are Australian”      I’m a child … Continue reading

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The Immigrant’s Lament: Please Do Not Tell Me

  Please do not tell me You did me a favour When you called me to your country All those years ago I have grown old now The pain not forgotten And I sing you this song now Just so … Continue reading

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What do we mean when we say ‘to act politically’?

Recently, our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, was reported to say that she is not a ‘feminist’. I was rather taken aback by this on hearing it, but on reflection, I think that the statement may well be true. Julie Bishop … Continue reading

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Speech for our Prime Minister Tony Abbott MHR

People of Australia In my House of Representatives’ eulogy to the late Mr Tom Uren on Monday 9 February I cited, with approval, his words: “The fit look after the wounded, the young look after the old, and the rich … Continue reading

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