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Transcript 10274

TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP PRESENTATION OF THE AUSTRALIA POST BRADMAN STAMPS SERIES ALBERT PARK - MELBOURNE

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Howard, John

Period of Service: 11/03/1996 to 03/12/2007

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Release Date: 14/03/1997

Release Type: Speech

Transcript ID: 10274

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14 March 1997 TRANSCRWT OF TJN-PMI N11R
THE~ HON. JORN HO WA9D* MI
OF TWE AUSTnA4M.! Osr WRIDASAMPS SORIE
ALBERT PA= I MELBOURNk
Well thank you very much Mr Maidn, to Swan kitbaiids, to Mr Jais, tio
Dr Johnt Lii, and a the other Wry distinpoihed gized! ladia and VW= t= me.
Th= r's rcally no need to smy dwan you to im-for anything asociate W~ th cik you
talk about your labour of love over the last mix months in w6rking with Siroaid
B~ radman. who now with the dOath of Leo O'Brien, is t last survIVOr of the bod34ine
series of 1932/ 1933.
For me, the Opportunity of playing today ha given me te best Fiday PNa bad siju* I've
heft Prime Mniste ThU scme wasn't toolflash. I've rukched that staft of my i
cricketing career where Pm bioad-minded About my performance anti I think itVs* a
safe to do so.
But can I just take the opportunty Of conpitulating tb~ u aon their 20 yeas of
PODSfl the PMit thst we 011 lowe so rnUO~. Aad all of us -in tWs room, w~ hatvir our
occupations, Whateve our politics and Pi'u delighted -to be iL xhmber 6f alpazbcntay
team that has membwr of the Lib" ra Party; the L-Abor Part ajd. the NatiOWI N. 4' aa
few aSpifig Politicians who aie also somnetimes fadt bo4~ v1rs the ably tomfdtianthat
which he agreed to play was thiat th= r were r* prC*" Wtves. 6 fafll the parts o0 lM could
preserve his poiticaily neutral chaactar, a& W goodanhMm. Butitis adeligbtto-be part
of a team that dissolve, thie party political bhrrirs for a -day. And evw aUl came t~ tber
becausc w're bound togethe by a highe= affectcm ta our potztcaJ'differeneeS and that
affection, of COwIe is a love of cricket azidat tha crickect has tmant to. u drngs
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I do wanit to congratulate and thak Austr* Post % utrh e ftemcitdous WOrk it doe!,
~~~ Pauticularly in relation to cricket in the rua masAic country areas of Victoai Ik de
a tmidous job. And on oceasions like this tile rol. of sponsors sbcnd sver be
ignored And 1k now thW CUB, whos MMnAgig difecir b= a tUWred todaH Y fort
Crumaders, also has made a tremndous contributon to cncket in Austruia and the sport
gcewwiy. ~ Stoo Australia Post, to you W~ Moiden. can Ij ustsay thank you for t kid words about
I. the. launch of th Auistralian Leg= O~ Stamp. I undiritd itbs gom rather Well. Aod that
of oum has evtytiug to do, with the 6catht it superbly ptwnot4d bit it also has
4 lot to do with the fat tWa itis a tribue tothe greatest living Australa.: And tht is, of
course Something tha is said.-v et feeling aMi 1 know is said witlithe suppcirt of all
the Australian people.
So it's a very mioe", CCAaion. this. And Swani, thak% fo r yawr ener in p~ tfng it zbged= e.
And it's one of those great occasiqons. And -if you let m~ y diaiy = ecta, kiiow in Ole amx
weeks when you plan to have It next yeaw I'll' certainly make sume laoh e things
are moved Well, you've got to tqc advanag oftbi office for somtig. Yeahthts
right I'll bc accused of graft ind corruption I sup~ lose hwvitng said teL' Anyway, I think 3
I'd befttr conclude this spech. I n you. Z

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