Gong Xi Fa Cai!  Happy Chinese New Year.  We hope the Year of the Rat will be a happy and prosperous one for you and yours.  It has been a promising start to the new year with the apology to Australia’s indigenous people.  We would like to commend the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for his statement that he hopes for “a future where all Australians, whatever their origins are equal partners with equal opportunities”.