Seems every time I pick up a paper or switch on the telly lately I see Oprah Winfrey and her tour Down Under. And I love it. I've read and heard lots of different opinions, good and bad, on the topic and here's mine.
The woman is one of the weathiest in the world and she could have picked anywhere on this planet to take her audience on holiday. Yet she picked Australia. Doesn't that make the complainers out there feel the teensiest bit proud? Apparently not. I've heard whingers saying that tax payers are footing the bill. Maybe we are - but didn't we shell out a hell of a lot more money recently on the failed World Cup bid? And think of what she's doing for our tourism! Not one negative word about this country has come out of her mouth. All her audience she brought out are ecstatic at being here. This would be the first trip for many of them. I hope we continue to make them feel welcome and at home here.