Because I postponed this series while the flood crisis claimed our attention I was not expecting to post on it tonight, but the SBS News inspired me. This is not the post I planned; that will come later.
You want to see how multiculturalism works in Australia? Look no further than this:
It is through such coming together, finding common ground while respecting our differences, that we discern the Australian Spirit of 2011 — and by Australian I include ALL actual Australians, all those who live here and are citizens.
There’s a remarkable story too about some who aren’t yet citizens, maybe even will never be in some instances — the dreaded “boat people”:
A group of around 70 asylum seekers at an immigration detention centre in Darwin have cobbled together what little cash they have to support the victims of Queensland’s floods. A Department of Immigration spokesman says the detainees have offered to donate the funds, which they brought with them by boat.