As Alfred Deakins presents his speech to the small crowd that gathered in 1903 in Ballarat to either support or oppose him in the comming election. Alfred is trying to convince the crowd to support the 'white Australia Policy'.
Alfred Deakins wrote the law to allow europeans into Australia but also to stop Asians and South Pacific Inlanders from entering Australia. This was to develop closer ties with England and Europe. Not all states were happy with this law as suger cane farmers wanted cheap labour.
Alfred Deakins is following the footsteps of Henry Parkes to make the federation a success, as well as trying to change other policy to put laws in place for Australia. He quotes "Basketball is a sport you need to interweave inbeetween players at full speed at the point where they unite as one". Meaning that Australia should unite as one.