Ben Roberts-Smith VC Medal winner and Chairman of Australia Day Council

Jan 23, 2015, 01:45 AM

Ben came on to talk all things Australia Day - Taking over from Gilly - "He said what other job can you get that is to inspire national pride - Addressed Marto's no show to his recent party - His message to people on Australia Day "Biggest thing to do on Australia Day is you need to enjoy yourself and remember what is great about being in Australia, it's not just a time to have that party it's also a time to spend a minute in the day just remembering we live in the greatest country on earth, There is a lot of things going on in the world at the moment, you just have to read the papers to realise that we are very very lucky, it's a fantastic country and we should be proud of that" "What we encourage people to do as the national body is to celebrate Australia Day in whatever way suits them, there is no one way to do it, we certainly don't dictate to people how to do it, but I think that as long as you take the time to enjoy the day with your family and friends then you are doing the right thing" #AustraliaDay #BenRoberts-Smith