With the recent tragedy taking place in Sydney, I believe, as a caring nation, that we should take stock of what has happened. The travesty of people dying and suffering due to one persons idiotic thinking is something our government needs to thoroughly investigate. However, we should not let this one event cloud our judgement over newcomers to Australia. There is good and bad in every community and this one evil person does not make all Muslims bad. In getting things into perspective, I believe that Christians, Jews, Muslims and people of all faiths need to pull together at this difficult time.

In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the Music for Refugees organisation has made it’s annual contribution of Christmas presents to all the children at Villawood Detention Centre.

Philip Feinstein                                          

Sydney, NSW