Topic archives: compassion

Stop overstating the irresponsibility

March 4, 2009 6

I’m a little late in commenting on this one, but it is a topic that deserves consideration nonetheless. In the wake of the tragic bushfires – although we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that the threat of further damage and loss of life remains – some commentators have discussed issues about the equity of […]

Janet, John and the compassionate conservatives

February 26, 2009 15

Janet Albrechtsen has taken an e-mail exchange with playwright David Williamson as the basis for her most recent column. Responding to Williamson’s claim that “conservatives lack compassion”, Janet argues that conservative policies do demonstrate compassion but that conservatives do not do a good job of marketing their compassionate credentials. Unfortunately some of the evidence and […]