Anglican Primate’s Easter message
Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier calls for a conversation led by the people in his Easter message. Most of his message is reasonable but then he raises his colours up the flagstaff.
He lists as examples of political failure to generate broad engagement the cases of Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs’s report on children in detention — “labelled partisan and biased” because it was uncongenial to the government.I thought it was labelled “partisan and biased” because it was. She certainly didn’t raise the issue when the previous ALP government had thousands of kids in detention – it was only when the current government had reduced this to hundreds that she felt motivated to act. I would have thought “uncongenial to the nation’s understanding of what is fair and reasonable” is a better fit.