"The big boys spiked it. Now you can read it." remarks The Spectator Australia on Australian Conservatives' Victorian parliamentary leader Rachel Carling-Jenkins' op-ed this morning - a text addressing a characteristically Australian sense of compassion that the mainstream papers refused to run, seemingly just for being on the wrong side of the debate.
"The media don't want a balanced debate, shutting down the side they oppose, time and time again." reads a link to Mrs. Carling-Jenkin's article on the Australian Conservatives' Facebook pages, echoing the same sentiment seen in The Spectator Australia's disbelief that "Australians are a compassionate people..." is somehow too risky a statement for mainstream publication.
"Australians are a compassionate people. We are known for it. Whether motivated to help our friends and family or to respond to natural disasters or even the plight of suffering people that play out with regularity in the euthanasia debates - we care. Our motivation drives us to action (intention): we act as we can, we offer support, and we donate to causes."
To read the full article: https://www.spectator.com.au/2017/07/the-euthanasia-op-ed-the-papers-wouldnt-run/