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Did voters elect a federal Coalition government that would decide that Australia should join the US as a member of the coalition of the willing? No. Only about half of the eligible voters did so - unwittingly.
When my family migrated to Australia, we settled near a creek in Sydney's western suburbs. A few months later, the creek overflowed causing a flood. When State Emergency Service personnel discovered we came from Bangladesh, they thought we chose the place to remind us of our ancestral roots.
IT WAS a combined love of statistics and politics, and a bit of serendipity, that propelled Madura Wijewardena, 35, a Sydney lawyer, onto the year-long campaign trail for the US president-elect, Barack Obama.
The documentary film Not Forgotten encourages us to fill in the gaps in the stories of those who fought in the war to end all wars.
US voters have delivered the first black president an emphatic mandate for change.