Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has repealed the Medevac Bill, a short-lived law that ensured the rapid evacuation of sick refugees for treatment. To justify his actions, Morrison relies on Christian credentials, but in his cruelty, he’s anything but Christ-like.
Daniel Lopez is a Contributing Editor at Jacobin Magazine and an Honorary Research Associate with the Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory, at La Trobe University, in Melbourne. His first book, Lukács: Praxis and the Absolute was published in October 2019.
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