Welcome to Australia Now. We are hoping you will indulge us a little with this series, as we go beyond travel for a time to do a deep dive into who we are as a nation. The motivation for such introspection is not just down to the pandemic or the Black Summer fires before it, although it is also about both. It stems from a desire to really pause and look at the land we live on from all angles, through its people, its landscape, its traditions. It has given us a chance to explore the wonderful diversity stitched into the fabric of our country. Our unique identity within the world. And also our commonality of purpose and passion.
In order to do this we have sought out voices and listened to stories. About the kind of people we think we are. About the kind of country we want to live in. About the places we want to thrive and flourish in. About the exquisite traditions and cultures of the First Peoples of this land, who have respected and interacted with it for millennia. And of the future we need to be taking action on now in order to safeguard for millennia to come.
We hope that you enjoy this very special series. That it makes you think. That it triggers conversations. That it inspires action. And, most of all, that you can see yourself reflected in it. Because the story of Australia Now is the story of all of us.