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A TIME FOR COMMUNITY IN THE LUCKY COUNTRY

13-11-2019
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Is it just me, or is there more than a little irony in the “lucky country” tag that Australia has worn with pride for so long?

Certainly, with the effects of the continuing drought devastating our rural populations and a fresh wave of bushfires tearing indiscriminately through country towns and even threatening our cities, “lucky” really doesn’t seem to be the correct adjective.

Or maybe it is.

We are certainly lucky to have the national sense of mateship and community that sees thousands of Australians volunteer for Rural Fire Services and State Emergency Services around the country.

We are certainly lucky that businesses around Australia, from the pubs and the clubs to our own manufacturing industry do more than their fair share of fundraising and good deeds for worthy causes.

And we are certainly lucky that we live in a multicultural society where bigotry on the basis of race, creed, colour or sexuality is no longer accepted.

Community is a powerful word. And I have been delighted to see some of the good works that Industry Update readers and advertisers have been performing in the Community section of the magazine. There will be many more good news stories in that section in 2020.

However, to close the year in print, we have given over the Community section to our Christmas Giving Guide, which will hopefully give you some food for thought about the important work that our charities perform at Christmas.

Please read it, and please give generously.

So it only remains for me on behalf of everyone at Industry Update to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2020.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

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