As a boy of 11 years old I was a Scout. It was, and remains, a serious boyhood Scout promise to do good and to help other people. I became a Scout Leader to pass on those ideals to my own sons and their mates.
In the SA Police Force the motto which I lived by was “the safety of the people is the highest law.”
As a lawyer I gave an oath to the Laws of Australia and was a member of a number of Law Society Committees. I have been a member of the Gawler Rotary Club for 15 or so years, on the board of management for around 7 years and President twice
All of these lifetime pursuits have guided me in fairness, equity and the unique Australian notion of the level playing field.
I am a strong supporter of a continued immigration program. I have qualified for and teach as a volunteer English as a second language to immigrants.
I began investigating Islam in Australia because I believed, as I still do, that Australians who happen to be Muslim should not be targeted or blamed for the actions of the Islamists amongst us.
I am dismayed that some Australians do not support my fight against clitorectomising infant girls in Australia. Do people not know that we now have to have a female genital mutilation reversal clinic in Melbourne?
I am despondent that I am criticised for objecting to child marriage in Australia, from 9 years old 12,13 year olds are being “married” and raped as children. 250 in Melbourne in just 24 months.
I despair that I am called disgusting for declaring that I do not want Australian youths told that if they die while killing someone that they will go to heaven.
Why is it that what I can reasonably argue for is labelled as bigoted, or xenophobic?