Australia did lead the world in something, cruelty. The cruelty continues for politic’s sake alone not for humanities. It indelibly stained our reputation as a multicultural-friendly nation and endangered the planet in a much harsher way than the pandemic. Abbott and the LNP rode to power on its vicious wave.
Tony Abbott won a federal election after campaigning on a platform of “turning back the boats”, another policy that is now embraced by both major parties.