Politics Articles

Reflections on..."I'm not racist, but..."

At a recent lunch, Tim Soutphommasane brought exceptional intellect, understanding and wisdom to the discussion of racism in Victorian society today. Highlighting that although 86% of the Australian population support multiculturalism there are still challenges and opportunities. The debates surrounding proposed constitutional changes, citizenship laws and extremism, he explained, are strongly influenced by language and leadership but, more importantly, by each person’s commitment ...

Reflections on...an intimate dinner with Prof Gillian Triggs

On a cold June night, safe and warm under a blanket, watching The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gilian Triggs run rings around Bronwyn Bishop on Q&A, I was compelled to tweet the following message: @GillianTriggs Thank you for defending our freedom so eloquently. Thank you for standing up to bullies. Thank you for truth over fiction. The tweet was most likely missed amongst 1000s of messages of support for this wonderful woman, who modestly describes her r...