Monday, April 22, 2024

Peter Dutton: Opposition chief’s Christmas message

He volunteers on the occasion, run by the Reverend Invoice Crews, annually.


Often arriving early within the morning, Mr Albanese mentioned it was an uplifting expertise and represented the spirit of Christmas.

Australians shall be wanting ahead to celebrating Christmas after a troublesome 12 months in 2023 when many struggled to make ends meet as the price of residing rose, Opposition Chief Peter Dutton says.

“However regardless of the difficulties, Australians pressed on with attribute resilience,” he mentioned in his Christmas and New 12 months message.

“The generosity and the efforts of our great charity employees and volunteers epitomised the perfect of our society.”

Nonetheless, “abhorrent shows” of anti-Semitism marked a low level, Dutton mentioned, within the wake of the October 7 assault on southern Israel by the Islamist militant group Hamas.

“Whether or not we’re Christians or not, at Christmas we give thanks for the issues that we maintain expensive in life: our household, our mates, our religion and our nice fortune to be an Australian,” he mentioned.

Mr Dutton additionally remembered those that misplaced family members in 2023.

“I want all Australians a contented, enjoyable and protected Christmas within the firm of household and mates,” Dutton mentioned.

Defence Minister Richard Marles and his defence portfolio colleagues – Pat Conroy, Matt Keogh and Matt Thistlewaite – thanked Australian Defence Pressure members and households.

“We’re eternally grateful for the arduous work and sacrifices made by our serving personnel, their APS colleagues, family and friends,” the ministers mentioned in a joint assertion.

“To these with an empty seat on the dinner desk or organising a video name with household and mates, we really recognize the sacrifices you make.”

The ministers additionally paid tribute to ADF personnel aiding with the northern Queensland flood effort, in help of state emergency companies.


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