Essendon decision reveals the caveats on tolerance

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And yet, Andrews and others who espouse such views are often guilty of the very attitudes they decry. When will these paragons of inclusivity and tolerance cease their stigmatising attitudes towards those of whose faith they disapprove?Scott Morrison’s religious discrimination bill, which thankfully failed before the federal election, would have given special legal privilege to religious people and organisations.

Of course the opposition is there to protect the interest of the well-to-do. Angus Taylor and Jane Hume know how the well-to-do are doing it tough.

Election promises should not be made lightly and broken on a whim, but the important thing is that politicians must do what is right at the time. The electorate is more concerned that politicians do their jobs conscientiously and improve the country during their time in power. The endorsed tax cuts were arguably good at the time but implementing them now appears to be a big mistake.


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