WHAT WERE THE AMBITIONS OF AN ABORIGINAL BOY GROWING UP IN NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES WITH 10 SIBLINGS?
We were a poor family, but I always felt that the world was my oyster. I remember listening to the radio when Lionel Rose won the world (bantamweight) boxing title in 1968 and thinking, An Aboriginal person can do anything if he has a go. I didn't see myself as prime minister or a billionaire, but I knew I could do things.
AND NOW YOU'RE THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY'S NATIONAL PRESIDENT.
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