Tim Soutphommasane: Why Australia Should Have National Service
Didn’t National Service go out of fashion in the 1970s? Philosopher Tim Southhommasane argues that in a society where we have less common ground, National Service will build our sense of civics, create public works and build a stronger sense of national identity.
Tim Soutphommasane is a political theorist, commentator and author of Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-Building for Australian Progressives. In 2013, he was appointed Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner.