Australians keep being Australian

Andrew Macrae
4 min readMar 26, 2020
The Big Pineapple – a famous Australian landmark statue of large fruit (credit: AlizadaStudios/iStock)

On Saturday 15 March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison had an important announcement for all Australians about how we should respond to the covid-19 crisis:

“So long as Australians keep being Australian we’ll get through this together.”

It was a powerful message that nonetheless confused many, because it’s a topic we rarely have to think about outside of national holidays.

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Andrew Macrae

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