I see so much love, hope and opportunity on this big fat continent that I’ve been lucky enough to find myself kicking around on. So I find it hard to understand why we can’t extend those same qualities to human beings in desperate circumstances who want to come here.
If we really want to live up to our promise – the land of the “fair go”, the “lucky country”, the nation that has “boundless plains to share” – things need to change. We need to throw our arms wide open and welcome one and all with beaming faces and party hats and music.
If we don’t, we’ll be guilty of the greatest of all crimes in Australian society – being wankers.