Scott Morrison praises Australia’s ‘great spirit and mateship’ during a tough year derailed by the coronavirus pandemic and devastating floods
- Scott Morrison released his annual Easter message to the nation on Good Friday
- The prime minister was joined by his wife Jenny as he looked back on the year
- He praised Australia’s ‘great spirit’ and paid tribute to the recent flood victims
Scott Morrison has praised Australia’s ‘great spirit’ and ‘mateship’ during a tough year impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the recent floods.
The prime minister sat alongside his wife Jenny and with their dog for his annual Easter message to the nation, released on Good Friday.
‘Easter is a very special time where people and families are coming together right across our country and for many they haven’t been able to do over the past year, he said.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny with the Easter bunny back in 2019
Mr Morrison said it is also a very special and sacred time for Australia’s Christian community, which his family is a part of.
‘The past year has been a tough one and I particularly want to thank Australians for the great spirit that they have shown one to each other,’ he continued.
‘And we’re especially mindful this Easter of those Australians who have been so devastated by these recent floods.’
Mr Morrison and his wife had the ‘opportunity’ to meet with some of the flood victims and he said they would be thinking of them this long weekend.
‘It’s our capacity to love our neighbour as ourselves that I think has really demonstrated the great Aussie spirit of mateship over this past year,’ he said.
Ms Morrison said she was looking forward to spending time together as a family, as well as catching up with friends.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny are seen together for his annual Easter message to Australia
She said she would use the opportunity to appreciate each other ‘and how fortunate we are to do that in our country’.
‘And even our girls, they’re getting older now, they’ll still be looking forward to their chocolates,’ she said.
To those travelling on the roads this Easter, the prime minister urged motorists to drive safely.
‘And wherever you are, let’s keep looking out for each other Australia,’ he concluded.
Last year Australians were forced to stay at home over the Easter holidays, as the nation fought to contain coronavirus.
Jenny Morrison said their daughters are looking forward to their Easter chocolate this year. The family are pictured at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2019