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The Australian National Anthem has a big problem – the average Aussie can't sing it in tune

By Wendy Hargreaves, Senior Learning Advisor, University of Southern Queensland
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I have one prayer as I watch the Australian cricket team sing Advance Australia Fair patriotically before a match – “Please don’t turn on their microphone.” Like many Australians, their “joyful strains” of our anthem are … well, just strained.

It’s not their fault they misspent their youth playing cricket instead of taking singing lessons. And it’s not their fault they got so good they now have to sing in front of thousands before they can play.

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