In 1963 when I was born, I was counted among the flora and fauna, not among the citizens of this country. Now, you will hear people say, "But you've done well.'' I've done well because of who has come before me. My great grandfather, who was jailed for speaking his language to his grandson (my father). My grandfather married a white woman, lived on the fringes of town until the police came, put a gun to his head. That's the Australian Dream. We're better than this. If I was sitting here where my friends are tonight, I would be arguing passionately for this country. But I stand here with my ancestors, and the view looks very different from where I stand.