Café Whispers

Please allow me to quote the famous yet chilling words spoken by Robert Menzies to his fellow Australians at the outbreak of World War 2:

‘It is my melancholy duty to inform you officially that, in consequence of a persistence by Germany in her invasion of Poland, Great Britain has declared war upon her, and that, as a result, Australia is also at war.’

We are again under threat.  Not since the Japanese bombing of Darwin and the advancement of the Japanese forces as they swept through our northern neighbours have we faced a greater threat to our country, our freedom and our future.  At great cost, we survived the Japanese onslaught but that threat pales in comparison to the destiny that awaits us.  We are facing total annihilation, this time from an enemy within and I am forced to borrow those haunting words of Robert Menzies:

It is my…

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About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.

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  1. Thanks for the re-post Darin. Much appreciated.


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