“In contemporary Australia [we have] rightly left behind the old cult of forgetfulness about our indigenous heritage. Alas, there is a new version of the great Australian silence — this time about the Western cannon, the literature, the poetry, the music, the history and above all the faith without which our culture and our civilisation is unimaginable.”

— Tony Abbott, Institute of Public Affairs dinner, April 4, 2013

The sounds of silence. If only.