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A timely reminder why Easter matters

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17.04.2019

I was just feeling incredibly tense about this election. Two (and more) groups of people slagging off at each other, describing each other as liars and thieves, was too dispiriting for words as the Easter weekend approached. I live in a safe seat and even I am being beset by campaigners as I go about my daily life.

Totally their right to campaign, to hand out leaflets and posters, to want to have meaningful chats with me about life, the universe and everything. It's also totally understandable I will be inundated with phone calls around dinner time.

Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison announced - thankfully - a change to this year's campaign. Illustration: Simon Letch

But for some reason, I have a thing about Easter. Not because I'm religious but just because the dial gets turned down a bit on that day. No-one is honking or beeping their way to their next meeting, or their child's next soccer game.

But two small news items cheered me up enormously. One, both the Coalition and........

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