Ad consilium ne accesseris, antequam voceris – Do not go to the council-chamber before you are summoned

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As they were leading me up, I looked up and around the galleries and I could feel the whole Aboriginal race, of those who had gone before, were all up there, and I could visualise, I could hear voices and amongst those voices was the voice of my grandfather saying, ‘It’s alright now boy, you are finally in the council with the Australian Elders. Everything is now going to be alright.'”

NEVILLE BONNER, on being signed in as a new senator

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