Australian of the Year for 2016

Back in 2013, some of you may have seen this vid, which went viral:

I remember thinking what a fine example of leadership it was, and despite a deep suspicion of things military, even a surge of pride that this bloke had risen to the top of the ranks. It was bloody great to see him honoured with the AotY award, affording him a platform for greater public engagement, which he took and ran with… :grinning:

Now folks are saying he’d make a fine President for the Republic he advocates… I’ll take him over the bloody Queen for my Head of State in a fucking heartbeat. :two_hearts:


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