The news of the Boston bombings has been the focus of our television viewing in the last three days.
Even though we are far away from the US, the Boston bombings has been to the forefront of our news gathering from the media accounts. Somehow, it seems to be at a standstill, with people arguing about possible defence tactics and strategies.
The issue of refugee students and international students is of interest to me because of my Master’s research thesis, which I am rewriting at present. Particularly in Australia, where boat people and detention centres are politically sensitive, these issues are just below the surface all the time.
In any case, for me the take home message is that there is a great deal of interest at the level of national security and that personal responsibility or accountability are key issues.