Australian government political elites should be thankful to Julian Assange for raising the profile of their country and projecting Australians as people who are thoughtful, clever and profound.
Up until last week the only famous Australian known world-wide was their cultural Ambassador Sir Les Patterson.
How can you expect a country to be taken seriously when they have someone like this representing them? He is obviously a Roman Catholic, you tell that just by looking at him! I wonder what secret societies he is a member of ?
Dame Edna Everidge (probably Scots/Irish origins)
She tries to uplift the Australian image but it is an uphill battle when you have political rogues like Patterson running loose. Edna is obviously a Protestant.
If you had asked anyone last week to tell you what they know about Australia, they would have said, convicts, Les Patterson and Edna Everidge. I will guarantee you no one in N.Ireland could tell you the name of one Australian politician!
1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.