As we embark on this New Year, I have never felt more proud of my country than I am today.
We have confronted the greatest challenge Australians have faced since the Second World War.
And, we have proved that once again, we are a nation of overcomers. We’re a nation that prevails.
Together, we have done better than almost any other country in the world.
Like the generations before us, in this past year, we have found that same indomitable Australian spirit.
We’ve found the grit, we’ve found the ingenuity and the forbearance and we have been upheld most of all by our wonderful spirit of mateship.
In a period of unprecedented isolation, we have once again found each other and turned to each other.
As a result, we are getting through this together.
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I want to thank all Australians who have sacrificed so much, served so greatly, and even now, continue in their steadfast dedication to their duty at this time.
In 2021 we must stay vigilant, as we continue our comeback – a comeback that is now well underway despite the present challenges we face.
I wish you a very happy, a very safe and a prosperous New Year, from my family to yours.