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‘Hear me now’: Australian of the Year Grace Tame’s speech in full

Grace Tame made a powerful speech last night accepting her award for Australian of the Year

She told ABC’s News Breakfast she could feel the atmosphere in the room.

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“And the feeling was reconnection, the feeling was hope. It was in the room, it was palpable,” she said.

“Change is happening and it’s happening right now.”

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