Obama’s plea for bipartisanship is one of the better examples of political co-operation
a different situation this year as they mourned victims of the mass shooting in Charleston.
In response, US President Barack Obama gave an impassioned speech on the need for gun control. His plea for bipartisanship evokes one of the better examples of political cooperation in our history.
After the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, John Howard’s leadership on gun law reform saw the implementation of an agine new-found cooperation and work on the big issues of the day such as climate change, tax reform and refugees.
Even the image of politicians across the political spectrum rolling up their sleeves, sitting together and discussing significant issues would delight us. It would help set the tone for a more peaceful and understanding society. After the weekend’s timely reminders, we need it more than ever.