My Australia

My Australia,

are you what you

claim to be,

in light of our national myths:

the egalitarian rhetoric

of Australia fair

and the Aussie true-blue?


Are you indeed

the land of

the fair-go and

the place of inclusion,

where merit and need,

rights and original honour,

go streaming ahead of

the rule of class

and jobs for

the in-crowd set?


My Australia,

I would think

better of you

if this great vision,

maybe this grand delusion,

of the great south land of parity

would become the

southern most place

of opportunity.