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Bridging the political divide at home

There’s nothing like a crisis to spice up a family dinner, and this year has delivered a typhoon of crises. We’ve lived, and argued, through an unprecedented bushfire season, an unprecedented pandemic and global race protests at, yes, an unprecedented scale.

Politically speaking, these are rancorous times. Polarisation is at an all-time high and the impacts within our homes and families are significant. On the heels of each world-shifting headline, a series of tense arguments, flying tempers and buried heads have ensued in households across the country. But these conversations are too delicate to settle with a screaming match and too important to sweep under the rug.

As citizens of the world, as players in democracy, we have something of an obligation to act upon

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