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 and human rights advocate. From 2013 to 2018 he was Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. His previous books include Reclaiming Patriotism, The Virtuous Citizen, Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From and I’m Not Racist But... He has been a columnist for the Age and the Weekend Australian.