Kekovich takes Australia Day lamb campaign global

Posted by Isobel Drake on 6th January 2010

After five years of campaigning against ‘unAustralian’ behaviour across the nation and urging us to unite over a lamb chop on Australia Day, Sam Kekovich is set to take his cause global.Convinced that mankind is facing a pandemic that threatens its very existence – unAustralianism – Sam will ask the United Nations to declare 26 January ‘International Australia Day’ in his 2010 Address.

“Our world would be a much better place if it were more Australian. If we all came together as mates over a lamb barbie – just as we do Down Under,” he said.

Kekovich’s global vision is to have every citizen of the world throwing some chops on the grill on 26 January and proudly proclaiming “Ich bin ein Barbecuer”.

He departed the country this week, embarking on a tour as Australia’s ‘Lambassador’ which will see him put his case to business, political and social leaders from the United Nations Headquarters in New York to Hollywood in Los Angeles.

On the eve of his departure, Sam received an honorary handshake from Federal Minister for Agriculture, Tony Burke.

“I wish Sam every success with his mission to share our unique Australian values and past times with the world, including enjoying a lamb chop on the barbie. It’s a great thing for Australia and our lamb industry,” Minister Burke said.

Sam’s Address to the United Nations will first air on Monday 11 January. His address will see him cite acts of gross unAustralianism from a local to a global scale.