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.
Even as the right-wing media still salivates over “the real” Tony Abbott and his national security address on Monday, Jack Howes calls it our for what it was – dog whistling.
Had the Sydney Siege occured overseas, victims would be eligible for federal compensation, writes Ugur Nedim, so why isn’t this the case for an attack on home soil?
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap highlights the sensitivities of our finest – Fred Nile, Rupert Murdoch and Cory Bernardi – following Charlie Hebdo.
Ash Imani wonders…if we didn’t need to hold onto our beliefs so strongly and accepted the uncertainties of life, would we all be a lot nicer to one another?
In the wake of the Sydney siege, Akira Laska questions the 24 hour news cycle that has emerged as a consequence of the media digital revolution and how it’s affecting the reporting and reception of news.
Self-proclaimed leftie Sadie O’Grady says “#hashtag #smashtag” following Twitter’s post-Sydney siege response to MP George Christensen, even though she doesn’t agree with “Georgie’s” methods.
this week’s Current Affairs Wrap, Michael Burrill talks gun control in the wake of the Sydney siege, Pakistani retaliation against the Taliban, Hockey’s MYEFO and Obama-Castro relations.
Offering his condolences to victims of the Sydney siege, Rainer the Cabbie recalls how he drove the quiet streets of Sydney on Monday night, giving him time to reflect on how the situation was handled by the media…
TBS hopes that the customers and employees caught in the Sydney Siege are safely released soon, and that people will re-think their social media contributions in the wake of the incident.