Germaine Greer: [shibboleth; outrage; misrepresent;] But I think there is another element here, which is the way in which we've used, the threat of being overwhelmed, I mean, what is Abbott's greatest achievement? He stopped the boats, but the boats weren't significant. They are a tiny proportion of the number of people who end up in Australia from other parts of the world and it has become shibboleth now, so that you're scared. If you're the one who actually makes it easier for people to come to Australia, you think "we'll never be elected again". And we somehow think that Nauru which is an outrage, it's a solution. I mean, why do we allow ourselves to be misrepresented on the world stage in this way. We look dreadful and we're teaching other nations to do the same thing.
Joseph Bates: [lock-out] A report last year from the centre for alcohol policy research highlighted that: alcohol is estimated to be involved in up to half of partner violence in Australia and 73% of partner physical assaults, while state governments like New Sales Wale and Queensland are happy to pass lock-out laws to prevent alcohol related violence on our streets, why is that our homes where families and children are meant to feel the safest are being ignored?
to give information about sb/sth that is not true or complete so that other people have the wrong impression about them/it.
1. to prevent somebody from entering a place by locking the door;
2. a situation in which a company refuses to allow works to work until they accept the working conditions that the company is offering them
Sydney's alcohol laws. 1.30am lockouts and 3am last drinks laws are in force across the new Sydney CBD Entertainment Precinct. The new precinct stretches from parts of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst to The Rocks, and from Kings Cross to Cockle Bay.