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"It's absolutely unbelievable. I'm very lucky. Australia does deserve national pride. We are right to instil national pride in our children, but please let's make our national pride encompass humanity."

JOHN, FARNHAM - accepting his Australian of the Year title 1987

"And all I do is look into your eyes
For that special touch of paradise"

JOHN, FARNHAM - A Touch of Paradise Songwriters: Ross Wilson, G Smith

"If I had one wish it would be to stop people shooting each other and killing each other. As Australians we must also look at the darker side of this country."


"This time, we know we all can stand together
With the power to be powerful
Believing we can make it better"

JOHN, FARNHAM - The Voice, Songwriters: Mandy Qunta, Chris Thompson, Keith Reid, Maggie Ryder