LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News vol 10 no 1, June 2010 ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
Guest Editor: Monica Maharjan, Master of Science Management and Master of Applied Sciences (Biotechnology).
Editor-in-Chief: Anne Roberts

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Lead in Literaturebook A Poem: 

Giving Australia a Hand

By Hugh OíBrien, Lyricist, Speechwriter,
Screenwriter & Award-Winning Playwright

Itís keeping us between the flags

Itís saving towns with sandbags

Itís serving in a hospital shop

Itís telling tourists where to stop

Itís helping the blind play bingo

Itís teaching migrants the lingo

Itís flagging a goal

Itís buttering a roll

Itís delivering the meals

Itís being the wheels

Itís selling red noses

Itís arranging church roses

Itís serving the homeless soup

Itís helping out The LEAD Group

Itís good-hearted Aussies pitching in with a grin

Itís what they call volunteering

Because the unwritten law of our land

Is giving a neighbour giving a stranger

Giving Australia a hand

Itís our bush brigades

Where heroes are made

Itís the SES always giving their best

Itís Blue Care and Red Cross

Itís people who give a toss

Itís Aussie Helpers on the farm

Itís Lifeline and Salvos and Drug Arm

Itís Saint Vinnies and Saint John

The list just goes on and on

Itís good-hearted Aussies pitching in with a grin

Itís what they call volunteering

Because the unwritten law of our land

Is giving a neighbour giving a stranger

Giving Australia a hand

PHOTO: Poet Hugh OíBrien ďtelling tourists where to stopĒ while holidaying in Egypt, May 2010.

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