To a lot of people, the extension of Peter Dutton’s powers and our increased militarism is nothing more than fear mongering. However, the awful truth is that these changes are needed to reflect the modern world.
Today, the general feeling is that just like Man Haron Monis, we had a terrorist and we let him go. However, the reality of the situation is that the solution is not that simple.
Let us not lose sight of the facts. Malcolm Turnbull concreted our refugee agreement with the US, despite the ugliness of Trump’s immigration ban.
The protestors who glued their hands to a railing yesterday to prove a point about our refugee policy proved nothing. While a solution is needed, that certainly is not it.
We’ve recently witnessed a shift in our migration policy, but political rhetoric aside, what it really going to cost us?