Opinion: Simply no place for unfounded alarmism

4 Feb 2023

AUSTRALIA is not now at war at home or abroad. 

Greens senator Lydia Thorpe insists Australia has been at war for 200 years, but she talks big and waves a small stick. 

Community division as Thorpe imagines is alien to the overwhelming majority of Australians, while her party has no stomach for quelling her ideological excesses because, quite frankly, they need to retain her vote and her shallow support base. 

Despite Thorpe’s outlandish claims, Australia has been spared internal conflict of the sort which has plagued other countries.