Tim Soutphommasane

Tim Soutphommasane

I'm not so sure liberal democracy as we know it has reached its terminus. It's clear though, that many have genuinely lost confidence in the Australian political class. One reason is that we like to place enormous burdens of expectations on modern political leaders. To be sure such expectations aren't always honest. Just as we want better public services but object to paying the higher taxes that would make them possible, we often want leadership but only if there aren't hard choices with real consequences.More Tim Soutphommasane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can protest, you can protest peacefully, but keep things civil.More Tim Soutphommasane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No-one wants to see violence of any kind on our streets, certainly not any violence that's justified by extreme nationalist ideas or that targets people because of their religion.More Tim Soutphommasane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People have a right to protest peacefully, but there's absolutely no excuse for anyone to be conducting a campaign of intimidation that may be directed at anyone because of their religion or because of their background.More Tim Soutphommasane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We have a natural constant craving for leadership. Democracy is always a fragile and imperfect achievement. Yet a distinct feeling of malaise in our political culture lingers. There is something missing from our public debates.More Tim Soutphommasane quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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