The Future Is Knocking on Australia’s Door
When I sat down to write my essay about Australia’s bifurcated approach to containing the Delta variant, I knew there would be scenes and insightful conversations that never made it into the article. I’d spoken to dozens of Australians across the country, seeking a mix of nuance and contemplation, and there are always moments you wish could be included. But one discussion came back to me this morning because it seemed to cover a range of the issues that Australia now finds itself confronting on the world stage.
I was at a winery in Margaret River at the time, enjoying a lunch with the CinefestOZ film festival, when I found myself talking to Miranda Otto, the actress currently starring in “The Unusual Suspects.”
She told me she was one…