Australia Day 2016: New date would unite all Australians says Dick Smith

Dick Smith is presented with a gift hamper as Australia Day Ambassador for the Bega Valley

Dick Smith is presented with a gift hamper as Australia Day Ambassador for the Bega Valley

Renowned businessman, entrepreneur, aviator and philanthropist Dick Smith visited Bega as the Australia Day ambassador for the Bega Valley Shire.

After poor weather caused him to land his helicopter on Brown Mountain, he hitchhiked into town and gave a rousing speech on the country’s economics, the unsustainability of perpetual growth and the need to acknowledge all Australians by way of a new date for Australia Day.

Watch his speech in this video by BDN reporter Alasdair McDonald.

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