The yellow stuff

A friend of mine, Terry Fewtrell, is organising a forum on citizenship on Friday. Details below.

Wattle Day Forum on Australian Values & Citizenship

Three eminent Canberrans will share their views on Australian Values and Citizenship at a Forum at the National Museum of Australia on Wattle Day, Friday 1 September 2006.

The Forum panel consists of:

  • Ingrid Moses – Chancellor of the University of Canberra
  • Ian McAuley – Contributor, New Matilda online journal
  • David Headon – Cultural Adviser, National Capital Authority

What constitutes Australian Values and questions as to the obligations and benefits of Australian Citizenship are topics of growing public and political interest. This occurs against a backdrop of responses to international terror alerts, controversy about border protection and immigration policies, civil disturbances such as those at Cronulla and general unease about the effects and direction of global economic forces.

This Forum will provide three stimulating perspectives of the topics and an opportunity for open discussion.

The Forum will be held in the Studio at the National Museum of Australia, Acton, starting at 12.30pm on Friday 1 September 2006. Admission is free

The Forum is organised by the Wattle Day Association of the ACT, as part of a series of events focusing on Australian identity and culture in conjunction with Wattle Day.

Which reminds me of a favourite quote:

This here is the wattle, the emblem of our land.
You can stick it in a bottle, you can hold it in your hand.
– Monty Python

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