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?