With the advent of an American President whose pedigree is like no other, there is hope that the world will be less confrontational. Australia at the end of 2007 signalled that the old responses, the old knee-jerks, were simply inadequate. With the leadership of Rudd and Gillard Australia is even more egalitarian and compassionate.
I stood beneath this memorial, and there is hope in my heart. Hope that with intelligence, with compassion, and with sincerity the new leaders of nations can make a difference to the significance felt by people and the division of resources among us all.
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