As a kid my mom often told my brothers and I not to take ourselves too seriously.
Being able to laugh at yourself was important in our family
- a quick check to ensure that you weren’t too badly injured and then it was time to laugh.
On that note…
After playing in the ‘Canberra Pride Cup’ - Australia vs England (England team made up of the British High Commissioner to Australia and her staff) - on Sunday I was sent a version of this photo comparison by two different mates with a text saying I may want to work on my bowling action :)
Playing wicket keeper as a kid, bowling was never my strong point. However, this ball did actually make it to the batter.
I’ll leave it to you to decide whether my form or this former PM’s was worse - at least both were for a good cause!
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Celebrating Canberra Day at the beginning of this week was a great time to talk about Territory Rights. Since the ACT achieved self-governance in the late 1980s, Canberrans have had fewer rights to make decisions about our own lives and futures than people in any of the six states.
The Commonwealth has absolute power over the Territory, meaning it can overrule laws passed by the ACT Legislative Assembly; that needs to change. We should have the same rights as the states to determine our own future.
There is no reason for this to continue. But in 2018 and again in 2021, Senator Seselja argued against legislation that would have begun to restore Territory rights.
A couple of pictures from the cricket and Canberra day.