Posh Grammar school ex-Anglican Denton does, however, push a conspiracy theory:
Having chosen to dismiss the evidence, and the views of 80 per cent of us, it was hard not to wonder who the Premier was speaking to, and who he’s actually governing for.
A pointer to the answer was the presence in Parliament of Monica Doumit, Director of Public Affairs for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. She would have been pleased to hear the Premier repeat all the Church’s talking points against assisted dying.
Doumit is the Director of Public Affairs and Engagement for the Archdiocese of Sydney, yes. She is also a well-known – and very capable – columnist for The Catholic Weekly (founded in 1850) and a lawyer. Two directors and two columnists, then, but Denton believes only he has the right to report on the euthanasia debate for a newspaper. Should we mark this down to sectarianism, misogyny or garden variety leftist wankery? Why not all three?