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Not all doom and gloom: let's celebrate the wins we've seen recently

Ebony Bennett
By Ebony Bennett
May 28 2021 - 7:25pm
Professor Megan Davis, who along with Pat Anderson and Noel Pearson accepted the Sydney Peace Prize on behalf of the authors of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Picture: Getty Images

It's easy to feel like achieving change is impossible. After all, the federal government just delivered another $2.6 billion in post-budget handouts to the fossil fuel industry. Despite promises from the Attorney-General, Australia still has no federal independent anti-corruption commission. The national vaccine rollout is way behind schedule and the Prime Minister isn't in any rush to fix it; and nothing of substance has changed in Federal Parliament since Brittany Higgins first came forward about her alleged rape. It is understandable to feel despondent under such circumstances.

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Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.