Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay
We are indeed fortunate in having Kerry O’Brien as one of our ‘local elders’ – a man of unquestioned talent, integrity and professionalism. The same cannot be said of all our sporting ‘heroes’ and politicians. Margaret Court being a case in point.
But what further irony that in a time of national crisis, as we seek to define and celebrate our ‘Australianness’, a whole bunch of foreigners, because of their expertise in hitting a tennis ball, have been allowed to fly into Oz. Meanwhile some 40,000 of our own citizens continue to be left stranded overseas in extremely difficult and stressful circumstances.
So much for how we define, celebrate and protect our culture. So much for egalitarianism and the notion of a ‘fair go’.