No, we're not all the same Australia, and isn't that great!

No, we're not all the same Australia, and isn't that great!

The film Cabaret has a scene in which a young blond man stands up in a café and starts into the German folksong, Tomorrow Belongs to Me. It takes on new meaning when the camera pulls back and we see the swastika on the boy’s sleeve. By the end, almost everyone is singing

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I still call Australia, and Canada, home

I still call Australia, and Canada, home

If you’re abroad for Australia Day, wanting to experience something other than your own culture, I hope you’re not in Canada and especially Banff in the Rocky Mountains where I go to write, because I’m not the only Australian here at the moment. Actually, there are so many of us, we may be able to claim sovereignty.

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