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Former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party John Anderson recently spoke at the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday 10 March, with roughly 350 people in attendance. His speech, entitled ‘Lose the faith – lose the culture’ has been transcribed below. There is also an audio version here.

Hello and thank you very much indeed for your kind introduction. It’s great to be in Queensland. I’m sort of ‘out to pasture’ these days in terms of public life and I have to say that I don’t greatly miss it, and I think very much of myself as just a private citizen again so it’s always a bit of a shock when sometimes someone recognises me or half recognises me.

Click here to read the full transcript.