Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (13:54): This Sunday night I will follow in the footsteps of many South Sydney supporters in going to see South Sydney play in the grand final at the ANZ Stadium. This is 43 years after I was taken by my mother in 1971 to see Souths beat St George on the SCG Hill. It is also a tribute to those people in the community who stood together so that Souths could stand alone when they marched for South Sydney’s readmission into the National Rugby League comp. Institutions such as Souths are the fabric that binds a community together, and I pay tribute to all those who fought for their club to be allowed to play in the National Rugby League competition. Go the Rabbitohs!
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.