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How we treat the vulnerable is a moral test beyond politics

I was recently invited to give a talk at a private club in a Melbourne suburb.

A colleague has been a member for some years and arranged an invitation for me to speak at one of its regular dinners.

Asked for a title for my speech, I suggested “Is this really what we are?”

  • Julian Burnside
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I was surprised to receive another email from my colleague which read, in part:

Who 8hCompletely out of the blue last week the club committee received a petition from a small number of members stating that the club has a history of not asking guest speakers who might address political or religious topics.

Enough of the…

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