the Republic of Australia？
Through his unique ability to engage with young people, Eddie Woo has helped countless students to overcome a fear of mathematics and nurture a love of learning, said NSW Premier Berejiklian.
Eddie Woo that’s Who!
Eddie’s passion and dedication to teaching and his personal story is truly inspiring.
With more than a decade’s experience working as a high school mathematics teacher, Eddie’s rise to internet stardom began simply enough when he filmed and uploaded a classroom lesson to share with a student too ill to attend school.
Since then, he has built a global profile with his Wootube video channel, amassing more than 100,000 subscribers and upwards of nine million views, while helping struggling students across Australia and around the world to develop confidence and competence in mathematics.
As an advocate for teachers and the importance of teaching, I’m humbled to have this incredible opportunity and platform to address Australia, said Eddie Woo.
“I know how much students, and Australia, can benefit when we break the misconception that mathematics is an inaccessible and difficult subject.”
An annual event hosted by the Australia Day Council of NSW, the NSW Australia Day Address is a celebration of thought, diversity of opinion and freedom of speech, and raises questions about our future while reflecting on our significant past.
The Australian Day！
Eddie Woo will deliver the 2018 NSW Australia Day Address at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on 23 January, 12:30 pm -1:30 pm.
Australia Day is a significant celebration of Australia’s identity and should be seen as a binding day, irrespective of the date it is held on, the form of Government Australia has or what our Flag looks like at any given time, past, present or future.
If we Australian’s want to be respected across the world we have to make sure we respect each other. If we are Australian’s, it is the Australian society we created that defines us at any given moment. It is a society that embraces change but respects the past for what it was and looks forward to improving on what we have in a fair and equitable way with respect for each other into the future, I would hope.
Important to know who we are, it is!
This is not just important for our identity but also our progress, socially, culturally and naturally economically as well. As it is our economic success that gives us the capital both intellectually and in monetary terms to progress in an enlightened, compassionate but also sustainably fairway.
This year 2018 will be a year where we are likely to debate our Australian form of Government and will be looking at the possibility of becoming the Australian Republic with all its implied positives and negatives. This debate, as in the past will be one about detail. Our Australian sense of identity with an Australian head of state.
Last year we saw how confusing that simple proposition can become, with MP’s and Senators challenged as to their true identity. Central to the theme was the Australian Constitutions definition of allegiance to Australia only, disqualifying Australians with other citizenships and even claims to a benefit that could compromise their allegiance to Australia.
The Australian Republic debate will revisit many of these issues
We are lucky as Australian’s to be able to indulge in this type of debate but it is essential for us to keep on refining the definition as to who we are and what that means, especially in economic terms as the concept of nation-state and nationality now carries with is so many entitlements but also potential liabilities. In this debate, we must make sure we are strong enough to look at the good, bad and ugly. If we fail to make progress in that realm our nationhood as young as it is may be challenged by geopolitical forces.
We must all contribute to define Australia as a strong nation-state with the resolve of its citizens to stand together and fight for a future we all belong to together. This is why Australia Day is not just a date or party but an institution of ourselves that allows us to reflect, debate and celebrate our Australian identity!
This may seem contradictory to some of you, but it is important to have disagreements in debate without getting a divorce, find strength in diversity and create a better if not perfect future for all of us Australians.
Would you like the idea of the Republic of Australia?
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