Thursday, 26 January 2012

Happy Australia Day

For me Australia Day is a day to be grateful for living in a fantastic country that has
  • a variety of good quality fresh food
  • water that you don't have to question if it is fit to drink straight from the tap
  • clean air to breath
  • life guards looking after us when we swim in the sea
  • emergency services (police, fire service, ambulance, SES ) that come when you call
  • free health care for everyone
  • a community that comes from the four corners of the world 
  • free education for all
  • tertiary education opportunities for all
  • a strong economy that hasn't been impacted by the GFC
  • a mortgage rate of around 6%
  • ongoing financial support for those who can't work
  • media free of political domination
  • a political system where any one can become a member of parliament
  • streets that I can walk down at night on my own
  • neighbours that care
  • a legislated minimum 4 weeks holidays a year
  • government financial supported maternity leave
  • government financial support to buy your first home
Today I'll be taking part in the Australian Day celebrations, by cooking at the community BBQ. I can't think of a better way to spend the day.

Happy Australia Day!

1 comment:

  1. We had a fabulous day roaming around in the city enjoying many of the wonderful things you have mentioned in this post Megan.
    There is much to be thankful for in this country and thanks for reminding me of many of the things.


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