October 28, 2013
As I sought the words to craft this address, I examined the definition of Remembrance Day, as contained in the Australian Oxford dictionary. This is how the dictionary defined the day: “Remembrance Day, formerly Armistice Day 11 November 1918 when those killed in wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 and later conflicts are remembered.”
If this is all that future generations know about the customs and traditions of Remembrance Day, then I suggest that the “Legends of Australians at War” will simply be shrouded in distorted mythology rather than being an inspiration and a basis of a National Vision for the future.
October 17, 2013
A ticket to the Birdcage during the Spring Racing Carnival is a highly coveted trophy, reserved for models, socialites, Australia’s racing elite and skilful gatecrashers but for those who don’t make the VIP list, Currumbin RSL has created their own ‘Birdcage’, right in the middle of the Club!