Australia Day in Belgium

A special feature marking Australia Day, celebrated by Australia Society Belgium.  Radio X reporter, Alison Turner, met some fascinating Australians now living in Belgium.  Helene Miller went to Australia as a refugee, and Australia Day is a significant personal date for her.  Alison also talked to Duncan Lewis, the new Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union, and NATO.  He explains Australia’s priorities here, and he describes his family’s connection to the trenches in Ypres.  Other guests explain what Australia Day means to them, and how they are experiencing life in Belgium, particularly the work-life balance.  James talks about the history of Australia Day, and some of the controversy.  And Sarah gives us some insight into what life is like for an expat aged seven.

 

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