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posted by David Morris, Jan 30, 2015
Tony Abbott’s error of judgment with his ‘knights and dames’ got us talking about how modern Australia has changed. David Morris looks back on our history and says we need to make our own luck as we always have.
Conventional thinking is that Australia is a complacent country, or, as Donald Horne famously quipped, “a lucky country.” It’s why people often say we will never make the effort to become an independent republic, because, well, why bother?
Yet the lightning reaction to the Prime Minister’s decision to seek from the Queen a knighthood for her husband has Australians talking all over the country in recent times about our identity, our values and the fact that modern Australia has changed.
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