Australia is home
AUSTRALIA now faces its most turbulent and worrying times as we have now moved into the crosshairs of terrorism.
This is not overstating the era we have now moved into.
Yes, I admit I have never been a great supporter of Tony Abbott, but what his government has achieved with stopping the illegal entry of boat people has been a good move, even if it’s a bit like closing the gate after the horse has bolted.
Immigration since World War II to Australia has been hugely successful as migrants from all over have fitted into the Aussie lifestyle.
As a migrant myself, along with millions of others, I have made Australia my home and raised three kids who have added to Australia, not taken away.
If problems arose in England, there is no way I would head back there as this is home and this is what our latest immigrants have to learn. Charlie Gibson,
Mandurah. it – you, me and every other Australian citizen.
Since being elected, Mr Abbott has had ample opportunity to bring this before Parliament, but has deliberately chosen to hold back.
You do not deserve to be remembered in history as the prime minister who legislated for marriage equality.
That is a right you had the opportunity to claim the moment you became prime minister.
You chose to play games with it and so it should be cut from your hands and given back to every Australian via a referendum.
In 50 years time, I think every Australian would agree that our youth should be reading in their history books that Australia voted for samesex marriage, not that Prime Minister Abbott legislated it.
There is a link to an online petition in relation to the matter at https://www.change.org
David McDonnell, Councillor, City of Swan.