Opinion

Let's not dwell on the past: celebrate the here and now instead

Amanda Vanstone
November 24 2022 - 5:30am
Protesters at the Invasion Day protest at Sydney Town Hall march during Australia Day earlier this year; and below, protesters in Brisbane. Pictures Getty Images

There's tremendous comedic value in the Monty Python "Always look on the bright side of life" scene. One would have to be hilariously stupid to never see the dark side. However always looking on the dark side of life is a shallow and unrewarding pursuit.

Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She hosts Counterpoint on ABC Radio National and writes fortnightly for ACM.

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