Month: June 2020

Nuanced Debate

It is entirely possible to be supportive of a cause while being simultaneously critical of some of its methodologies. I think there are many reasonable people who are in precisely this position at the moment in regard to the Black Lives Matter campaign. On the one hand, we are appalled at ongoing instances of racism, …

Caring For Refugees

I have a confession to make. I was once a hard-line protectionist, wanting our national borders to remain closed against the rising tide of ‘illegal’ refugees who were seeking to sneak into our beautiful country. As a conservative Australian, I was supportive of government policies that sought to lock up ‘boat people’ in off-shore detention …