MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER
2017 NATIONAL DAY OF THANKS
It is a tribute to the warm hearts and generous impulses of so many Australians that each year people from across our community and from all walks of life join together to celebrate the National Day of Thanks.
This is a Day in which we offer our heartfelt gratitude and respect to the people who make a positive difference in our lives: those who give us support, advice and inspiration but may not always receive the recognition they deserve.
It is about extending a hand of friendship, and in answering indifference or complacency with a commitment to unity and good will.
This year, I am delighted that tradespeople and apprentices will be recognised – the electricians, plumbers, builders, mechanics and others whose support is often relied on when we find ourselves in difficulty.
It is pleasing to see that the Unsung Heroes in our communities will also be honoured – for their selfless commitment, courage and generosity and for going above and beyond.
In acknowledging the importance of this Day, and the spirit of care and concern it represents, I encourage all Australians to participate in the celebrations and to extend their thanks to the groups being honoured this year.
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP – Prime Minister of Australia
3 May 2017