Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was scheduled to appear at the Woodford Folk Festival in Moreton Bay, Queensland at 3pm.
Albanians will consider his seven-month rule, including updating national climate targets, setting up a national anti-corruption commission and improving diplomatic relations with Beijing, but he says "this is just the beginning."
And now that we have passed the law, we are starting to work on its implementation.
This may seem like a lot, especially after the last decade, but to quote the great Deborah Conway, this is just the beginning.
Albanese's speech will be dedicated to "one of Woodford's greatest fans of all time: Bob Hawke", indicating that his own government will wish the former Labor leader a long life.
Bob Hawk left an outstanding legacy, and that's because he understood that any legacy requires government to stay in power for a long time.
… The words that characterize his leadership – reconciliation, reconciliation, consensus – all say that we are moving in the same direction as a nation.
… Time spent in government is not limited. The clock is still ticking. But I firmly believe that the best way to make the most of this time is to take Bob's example to heart.
The Prime Minister's vision for the coming year will focus on the future of the Indigenous parliamentary referendum and accelerating the adoption of renewable energy in Australia.
When Woodford takes place next year, there will be a referendum on a vote in Parliament.
In sports news, Andu Comanche won Sydney at the Hobart Yacht Race awards for the fourth time. The 100ft yacht crossed the finish line on the River Derwent just before 1:00 AM (AEDT) today in one day, 11 hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds.
The Boxing Day Test takes place at MGG on the third day of the match against South Africa, following David Warner's rise of two centuries yesterday.
Tennis player Novak Djokovic arrived in Australia overnight and caused much less controversy than last year, when his visa was revoked on the eve of his title defense. She will play at the Adelaide International as a warm-up for her 10th Australian Open.