Look, I did. Finally, I respect these are the calls that state governments must make.
But I want Anzac Day.
If people can have fun and if people can protest, then we can remember as a nation and honor our veterans on Anzac Day. And I would like it to be done as completely and safely as possible. And I don’t think it’s out of our minds to achieve that.
Of course, last year Anzac Day was very different. Just as many things were different a year ago today, it was a very solemn occasion. And despite the fact that we could not gather for funeral services, standing at the end of our approaches, and it was, I think, a very shocking moment as we remembered the great spirit of the Anzacs and the great sacrifice of so many.
But this year I would like us to return to normal as much as we can, and so that we can gather and honor our Anzacs.