Scott Morrison claims to speak for Australians. He talks about what Australians will and will not accept. He says we won’t ‘cop’ people coming on boats and now, in his new capacity as social services minister, he says that Australians won’t cop rorting of the system.
I’m an Australian and he doesn’t speak or act for me at all. I think what he in particular has done is abhorrent. And if it wasn’t so serious it would be funny that he has now been appointed the social services minister. social services.
There’s a disparity between his ostensible role and what he actually does. He acts as some kind of enforcement officer. What positive things is he achieving in his ministries? seriously. What is immigration? It’s about people coming here. I’m an immigrant myself. His whole focus has been on stopping people from coming - stopping the boats. And what is social services? It’s about serving society and supporting people’s needs. But the first thing he talks about is stopping people from ripping off the system.
But what he’s done and what he’s doing is not just negative, it goes against my values and I think it goes against the values of a lot of Australians. Some people, obviously including Tony Abbott, are haling what Scott Morrison has done as a great success and praising him. Do the majority of Australian’s really feel like that? I’m ashamed and saddened by our government’s response to refugees.
I’m quite impressed by Mike Baird, though - the way he spoke during and after the Martin Place siege, the way he has been handling himself on the world stage lately and, now, the way he has challenged Tony Abbott about doing more to help refugees. I feel like he does speak for and represent me, from what I’ve seen.