Look after your mates on Australia Day
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and Queensland Police Sunshine Coast District Superintendent Darryl Johnson are calling on the community to look after their mates and act responsibly this Australia Day.
Mayor Jamieson said mateship was a cornerstone of the Australian culture and Australia Day provided the perfect opportunity to reflect on those values and live up to our reputation.
“Australia Day is a day to celebrate the birth of our nation and recognise how fortunate we are to live in the lucky country and, indeed, here on the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“We take the opportunity to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy and the respect we have for one another, given the international fabric of our community.
“And one of the greatest values I ask our community to embrace – not only on Australia Day but throughout the year – is patience, individually and with one another
“So we encourage our community to enjoy their celebrations and have a great time with their family and friends and the community.
“Look out for your mates and have a word to them and get them home safely if they appear to be drinking too much alcohol, or becoming disrespectful towards others.”