This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
I was a loner as a child and happiest at home, launching toy rockets and aeroplanes. When I started causing trouble in my third year at grammar school, Mum was really surprised. My parents sent me to a child psychologist, who suggested I might have Asperger’s syndrome.
My work in the House of Representatives, at this time in my life, is completed. It is time to return home.