On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It’s the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future. Volunteer clean up helpers in the wake of the recent floods in Queensland have truly demonstrated this quality and should feel a sense of pride for their achievements as they helped their fellow Australians in need.
This year, Australia Day in Brisbane will be a subdued event, with South Bank officially cancelling its fireworks after the floods. The park won’t host any of the events originally scheduled for next Wednesday including the free concert, family activities and flag-raising ceremony. The traditional Flag Raising Ceremony will be held at an alternative venue.
The free AusSounds Australia Day Concert will proceed and will be relocated across the road to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Concert will feature local bands Charlie Mayfair and Ball Park Music and Australia’s first Idol and multi-platinum artist Guy Sebastian. Tickets are free but bookings are essential. Bookings can be made from Thursday at www.ticketek.com.au. There will also be an opportunity to donate to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal at the event. The annual Australia Day Lunch will proceed as planned at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 25 January featuring Richie Benaud, David Fordham and Troy Cassar-Daley.
Lets all help make a difference by supporting this worthy Appeal. Proud to be an Australian.
Happy Australia Day!!