“I wrote I’m Australian Too because I believe passionately that it’s morally important to open our arms and welcome people to this country who have suffered untold hardship and sorrow in their own, through no fault of their own. We live in a country that is wealthy and stable, a country that says it cares about human rights., so we should be sharing Australia with willing hearts and open minds. We are poorer when we deny a welcome to those who need it and deserve it. The richness that others offer has enhanced my life and the entire life of this country.
In welcoming people to Australia, my greatest aim, and deepest hope is to rid the world of the word ‘other’ and to replace it at last with the word ‘us’.“