I know that Tony Abbott’s ethnic background is really not Australian but please Tony, look up Australian history.
In his opening speech welcoming PM Cameron of the UK he referred to the UK and what they did here in Australia in 1788.
Tony it wasn’t your UK-type Tories who really settled this country in 1788: it was convicts made up of Irish, Scottish, Welsh convicts usually from the lower classes who did the work. And of those convicts the Irish made up a big majority.
So it might be said that they, the convicts really settled this country (in this second coming). They built Sydney and Parramatta; they built the roads; they tilled the soil and grew the crops to feed the settlers. Convicts actually made this modern Australia not the favoured “elite” military corps, later disgraced and disbanded
Get your facts straight Tony.