Aus­tralia has changed

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

WHAT has hap­pened to Aus­tralia?

The land of the fair go, mate­ship, “she’ll be right mate”, help­ing be­fore be­ing asked to do so?

The age of leav­ing your door safely un­locked day and night, and chil­dren walk­ing to school un­mo­lested?

To­day we see politi­cians, wannabes, lead­ing busi­ness peo­ple, even clergy and sports­peo­ple, sup­pos­edly set­ting an ex­am­ple. An ap­palling ex­am­ple.

Across the board it seems that they are back­stab­bing, hurl­ing in­sults across the par­lia­ment floor, barefaced ly­ing to the peo­ple, do­ing de­vi­ous deals and treat­ing the pub­lic like fools.

Is it the mul­ti­cul­tural ex­per­i­ment that has brought in­creased mur­ders, stab­bings, ter­ror­ism, sex­ual as­saults and a whole plethora of un-Aus­tralian ac­tiv­i­ties?

Is it too much to ask that politi­cians, in­no­va­tors, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists, and com­mu­nity lead­ers work in har­mony in­stead of ad­ver­sar­i­ally for the com­mon good of Aus­tralia?

Is it too much to ask that we pun­ish dis­hon­esty and cor­rup­tion in gov­ern­ment and busi­ness? Mal­colm Bell, Ather­ton that are his spe­cial­ity. His re­cep­tion in Poland was, to say the least, un­der­whelm­ing. The ap­plause was not even that po­lite; I think his speech didn’t pass “the pub test”.

If one wants to know the facts, ask one that knows and knows that he/she knows. John Brit­ton, Brins­mead

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