Editorial - Life goes on, that’s how we beat evil

YESTERDAY we marked the first anniversary of the Martin Place siege.

It was only a month ago a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris.

It's been 13 years since the evil hand of terrorism touched so many Australian families when 202 people were killed in the Bali bombings.

There's no doubting the threat of terrorism is present as we go about our daily lives.

But are the terrorists winning?

It was often said after the September 11 attacks that if you didn't get on with your life, the terrorists have won.

I don't see too many people not getting on with their life.

Australians are still travelling to Bali in large numbers and there hasn't been a significant drop of late in the number of tourists going to Paris.

And when we get there, are our travel plans changing?

Are we avoiding the big attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe and steering clear of Montmartre in favour of, say, the underexplored 17th arrondissement?

Of course not. We're getting on with our lives.

So long as we go about our day-to-day lives with little fear, then the goal of terrorist groups to produce widespread fear will never be reached.

Brad Greenshields,
Acting Editor

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