The current disaster we are witnessing in the eastern states of our nation is undoubtedly one of the worst in living memory.
Australians have turned their attention to the events in Queensland, northern New South Wales and more recently Victoria and Tasmania. The outpouring of goodwill and generosity merely serves to reaffirm in the minds of us all that the traditional Australian ethos of mateship and concern for the battler is still alive and well within our culture and gives one hope for the future.
The National Committee of the Australian Protectionist Party shares the concerns of all Australians for the welfare of our countrymen in the areas afflicted by these disasters and they are in our thoughts and prayers.
Many party members reside in the stricken areas and our best wishes go out to to them all – we sincerely hope the impact has not been too severe and life returns to normal as quickly as possible.
At this time, we would also encourage any party members who are able, to donate to a reputable organisation which will direct funds to helping our fellow Aussies in their time of need. Likewise, there are organisations co-ordinating clean-up efforts and if any members have free time to donate to the task, we are sure it would be greatly appreciated.
Once again, we extend our deepest sympathies and well wishes to our brethren in the north and east of the country. While the scenes shown repeatedly on our screens are of tremendous loss and destruction, it is at this time we witness the best of our national character.
Our thoughts are with you.