Message by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Christmas 2022
Christmas is such a special time of year. It’s a day of giving. It’s a day for relaxing together with family and friends. And for many Australians, it is a day that is so central to their faith.
Of course, not everyone gets to take it easy today. If you’re rostered on somewhere, I want to say thank you for your service to others. If you’re working because you’ve volunteered your time to make Christmas better for your fellow Australians, whether you’re serving lunch to those in need or you’re keeping our beaches safe, I want to express my gratitude and my admiration.
The same goes to all our emergency service workers and, of course, all Australian Defense Force personnel – whether they’re serving here or far from home overseas. Thank you to every single one of you.
Whatever form Christmas Day takes for you, may it be a very happy one. And may Santa be good to every child. Merry Christmas.