IN RESPONSE TO THE MINING TAX

For a substantial part of our history mining has been a source of national prosperity and therefore of great political significance. The Eureka rebellion in 1854 was a revolt by Victorian miners against excessive taxation and regulation by the government of the day. The symbol of that rebellion, the Eureka flag, has remained a perennial…

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2011

It is a pleasure to be here to join you for this Remembrance Day Service and I congratulate the RSL sub-branch and all involved for its organisation.  Today we commemorate the 93rd anniversary of the signing of the Armistice in 1918 which brought a temporary peace to the world after four years of savage conflict. …