David Bridie

“I think you can tell a lot about a country’s heart by the way they treat people who have fallen through the cracks. We are in many ways a nation of immigrants. We see the pain that these people have been though. We know that nobody leaves their homeland, their language group, their surrounds and their possessions unless their situation has become absolutely intolerable.

We would like to indeed say to these people, ‘Welcome to Australia’. And recognise that these people are full of guts, resolve, heart and determination – the kind of people I would like as my fellow Australians.” -David Bridie