The website is up, the TV ads are running and they’re waiting to take your calls.
The Immigration Bridge is full steam ahead.
Is it just me though or is this much to do about nothing. The bridge would seem to be a bit of an imposing structure which doesn’t fit in with any other architecture in Canberra. It just seems to be a project run by politicians and rich business men who want a warm fuzzy feeling inside knowing that they’re part of a “national community project”. One look at the website shows just how shallow this project is.
At www.immigrationbridge.com.au, you can ready the official poem for the bridge, look at the list of Honorary Ambassadors and even buy a place on the handrail.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for recognising the valuable contribution immigration has made to building the country we have today and the continued benefit immigration has. However, the bridge itself looks terrible and the website spends more time hyping the bridge and the sponsors than actually talking about immigrants.