Quite the lead in the Sunday Times today:
- Diplomats living in Canberra may be using domestic slaves, a leading expert on modern slavery says.
So we’re going to tar the entire diplomatic community based on the actions of a few diplomats in other countries entirely?
And it turns out there are “some” domestic families that also could, statistically speaking, be keeping slaves too. But it’s not like we’ve actually got any examples.
I know we’re trying to avoid being a local media commentary site but really this is a bit much.
I’d like to apologise, to the extent that I can on behalf of the rest of Canberra, to Canberra’s diplomatic community for this outrageous beat up against them.
I’d also suggest that, to the extent this is occurring, it will be limited to diplomats of a very few specific countries and it might be better to have the courage to name them directly.