Opinion

We're not stupid: hard decisions need to be explained

Amanda Vanstone
January 5 2023 - 5:30am
Health Minister Mark Butler, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Health Minister Mark Butler, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

The government's decision to require a COVID test from people coming from China and the opposition's criticism is a fabulous case study in federal politics. Differences of opinion are not always a reflection of bad faith or incompetence. People with responsible jobs, be it in science or parliament are not playing games. They are each trying to do the right thing.

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Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She writes fortnightly for ACM.

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