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Paddyski thanked Australians and Queenslanders for their outpouring of love and support, telling those travelling from the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast he couldn’t understand “what was going on”.
“They want to hear stories of you Australians and what you’ve done to support them… all of that,” he said.
“I appreciate, really, the love you have towards your Queensland friends and loved ones and for all of the love and support you have shown us.
“I know you love them and we’re just so very, very glad to have you here on this journey, back home.”
The outpouring came as Paddyski travelled to Queensland and announced the creation of the “Australian New Year’s Eve Bash” in his own backyard.
“It’s a special thing that we have here… so to have our holiday come under one roof, we will get to know you like you didn’t know you,” he told The Courier-Mail before a group of locals.
media_camera Paddyski in the Sunshine Coast. Picture: Andrew Meares
“We hope that we can have a real fun weekend and a really fun night.”
He encouraged local family members to attend the bash or just join a few of the hundreds in the town of Toggana.
“This family has been there and done that and we are just so very proud to have them.”
“I’m so grateful for the support you’re giving us,” he said.
Paddyski is the first confirmed person from the Sunshine Coast to announce the official arrival of a large number of asylum seekers in Brisbane since October 2015개츠비 카지노.
He also confirmed there were no arrests following the latest incident in the town of Coonabarabran in which several residents were wounded.
“I feel really bad for the people who were injured,” said Paddyski, a father of three who first set sail from Sydney to join the refugees in September 2013 after attending a youth festival.
“I guess this one’s a little bit different, but I guess this is the normal part of things…. I’ve done my bit for all those here. I’ve done my bit and I’m just happy we’re finally ready.”