NSW Premier’s Australia Day 2017 Official Message

Message from Premier Berejiklian:

Australia Day gives us the opportunity as Australians to celebrate what makes our country great.

Our heritage and diversity are the foundations of our society, but our shared values of freedom, respect and mateship are qualities we as Australians are admired for across the world.

We have so much to be thankful for and should be extremely proud of our history.

Together, our collective stories and journeys represent the opportunities and freedoms we all enjoy as Australians, and for that we should be grateful.

Throughout history we have faced great challenges and have prevailed by drawing on our spirit and coming together as one, and it is my hope that we continue to live in peace and harmony.

Australia Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on our rich heritage, Aboriginal culture, and multicultural diversity. We also celebrate our many achievements, both on home soil and on the international stage.

As we unite we should be proud of how much we have achieved as a nation and be excited for the future.

I wish you a happy and safe Australia Day.

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