Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the go for Australia Day in Canberra.
The lineup for Australia Day Eve has been much improved:
The Australia Day eve celebrations kick off on the Parliament House lawns with the announcement of the Australian of the Year awards followed by the popular Australia Celebrates Live concert featuring INXS, Spiderbait, Sneaky Sound System and the Potbelleez.
Then Australia Day itself has festivities around the lake.
The Chief Minister urged Canberrans to join in celebrating what makes Australia great at Australia Day in the Park, now at the new venue of Rond Terrace in Commonwealth Park. Activities include:
— The Great Aussie Day Breakfast presented by ActewAGL and Fyshwick Fresh Food.
— A children’s concert featuring the Fireman Sam Show and Kiwi G along with bushcraft, Aussie faces and tattoos, rides and children’s activities.
“Stay in the park to enjoy the Flag Raising Ceremony, the fly over and 21 Gun Salute as well as the Australian Citizenship Ceremony. As the sun sets on Australia Day 2012, make your way to Regatta Point and enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular.”
The Chief Minister was pleased to welcome author Mr Bryce Courtenay as the ACT’s Australia Day Ambassador. The program is supported by Woolworths and enables high achieving Australians to share the pride they have in being Australian with their local community.
It turns out Bryce Courtenay is a Canberran.
[Photo from Australia Day Live 2009]