Published with a series of other brief quotes from various other individuals in public life in the Sydney Morning Herald, 27 January 1992, p. 18.
1. The generosity and friendliness of the average Australian is our most prized possession. It reflects one of the best things about this country: pride in ourselves.
2. The mood of pessimism that currently influences Australians is something worth dispelling. Regaining our national self-confidence is important to overcoming our economic woes and doing justice to the opportunities that are about. As a great US President once said: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”.
The request from the journalist was “tell me in two paras what is right and wrong about Oz.” If only I was equal to that task.