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Monday, 26 January 2015

Australia Day

Happy Australia Day. Watched the fireworks on Brisbane River for Australia Day Eve last night which was a grand show. 

This is certainly no political blog, but I must admit I really don't understand what's going on with Australia's honours system, and I doubt I'm alone on that front.

I mean...Prince Philip? 

The grand old Duke has certainly given us some hilarity and chuckles over the years with his gaffes and blunders, but a knighthood must surely be one of the best! 

Whoever next...Henry VIII? It's all rather difficult to fathom.

On a more uplifting note, while there is always going to be a debate about whether Australia Day should be celebrated on January 26 or on another date, it was heartening to see such an inspiring appointee for Australian of the Year.

Rosie Batty, also British born, was indeed a worthy choice for Australian of the Year 2015 - representing decency, openness and honesty, an articulate message, and a deliberate focus and advocacy for an important cause. 

Amazing compassion and dignity, and a very stirring woman.


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P.S. Prince Philip! (smh...)