Cool shot of a boat heading out to Sydney Harbour.
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Today is Australia day. This is the second Australia day in a row that I have spent in Japan. The last time I was in Tokyo on a short course and we spent the weekend up in Nikko, which is almost as snowy as Akita, drinking sweet plum wine from the vending machine secretly in one of the rooms of the hotel we were staying in. 410 more words
In an unprecedented move today, the government announced that it will enact strict code-of-conduct laws for all Australian citizens.
The announcement follows controversy surrounding January’s Australia Day, which saw heated debate concerning the “proper” way to honour the First Fleet’s historic landing. 270 more words
Australia Day luncheon of the Nepean and Rye Historical Societies
The address by Stuart Macintyre AO to the luncheon:
Thank you for that generous introduction. I want first to acknowledge and pay my respect to the people and elders of the Boonerwrung people of the Kulin nation, and also to express appreciation to the Nepean and Rye historical societies as we meet on this southerly spit of Australia.