The Source of Australian Anger

“…so much of our culture, so many of our public discussions, contain some suspicion or assertion that we might be being ripped off, that someone else might be getting preferment. The belief that we are entitled to a lifestyle that we think everyone else may be enjoying seems to simmer not far beneath the surface.

“A most conspicuous example of this is the way the debate about asylum seekers plays out: the swirling myths that people who arrive by boat are handed a goodie bag of entitlements as they step ashore.”

Laura Tingle, In Search of Good Government: Great Expectations & Political Amnesia (Carlton, VIC: Black, Inc, 2017), p. 8. ISBN: 9781863959285.