Morning Tea in support of Queensland’s French Community
Madam Consul, ladies and gentlemen.
Unsurprisingly I endorse and adopt the condemnatory epithets applied by world leaders to the degradation of humanity woefully wrought in Paris a fortnight ago.
And on the other hand, along with all decent and compassionate human beings, I endorse their positive sentiments assuring the victory of good over evil, and that is already occurring.
Kaye and I are particularly grateful for the presence here this morning of the Consul, as we express our sympathy and support for the people of France in this tragically emergent situation.
I invite you, ladies and gentlemen, to join me now in some moments of reflection in silence - which will then be broken by a rendition of the French National Anthem, for which in anticipation, I express our thanks to the members of Canticum Chamber Choir directed by Ms Emily Cox and accompanied by Mr Christopher Wrench.