What a lovely clear, precise, meaningful, unambiguous sentence in Margaret Beavis’ column, SMH 2 Feb – Do we want Australia to make strategic decisions in the national interest? NZ clearly acts in its own interest and remains an ally. But will our politicians take notice? It’s time we realised that we are a very small speck on the world stage and what we do have is our independence and individualism, our commodities and minerals – certainly not our numbers to go overseas and fight other people’s wars . Don’t take any notice of overseas politicians who simply want to pad out their armies etc. and make trade treaties to their own advantage – stand up on our own – In other words – MAKE AUSTRALIA GREAT AGAIN.