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View from The Hill: A truly inclusive society requires political restraint

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Terrible tragedies test leaders to the full. Anyone watching from afar must be impressed with the way in which Jacinda Ardern has dealt with the aftermath of the Christchurch horror.

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