“Advance Australia fair?”

The concept of advancement is a good thing if it’s about civil and world peace, fair mindedness, and non-discrimination.

Truth and liberty are fine but also let’s remember these freedoms that we enjoy were hard fought for. From Gallipoli, Fromelles, Kokoda, and Hell Fire pass, Australian soldiers endured unimaginable horrors to cement our freedom.

Further environmental sustainability and non-pollution are essential for future generations.

Religious freedom, multiculturalism, anti-racism, sexual and cultural diversity are among the corner stones of our twenty first century laws.

Solidarity and community spirit are also essential for civil peace. But a responsible nation should not be obsessively inward-looking.

Advance Australia Fair

Lyrics By Arthur Hibbert. 15/06/19

Australians let us all rejoice

in peace and harmony.

The sun and stars that shine above

our land so vast and wide.

Such beauties rich and rare we love

to care respect and live.

With visions grand and just in mind

for cultures that we share.

In work and play from all the lands

advance Australia fair.


Our hearts are true and free to speak,

so, lend a helping hand.

For all the neighbours near and far,

To utilize their day,

in self-resolve and structures formed

to build for one and all.

From dreams of time and spirits past

for many creeds and hues.

That sow the seeds for hopes that last.

Advance Australia fair.

Advance Australia Fair National Anthem

Peter Dodds McCormick

Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are young and free;

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts,

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history’s page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then les us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.


Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

We’ll toil with hearts and hands;

To make this Commonwealth of ours

Renowned of all the lands;

For those who’ve come across the seas

We’ve boundless plains to share;

With courage let us all combine

To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.