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14 Times Waleed Aly Was The Only Person Making Sense In 2015

"I’m pretty sure that right now none of us wants to help these bastards."

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1. When his powerful editorial condemning ISIS went viral following the Paris terror attacks.

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Clocking up over 28 million Facebook views, Aly's message brought condemnation to terrorism and hope for the rest of the world.

2. When he broke down the complicated Trans-Pacific Partnership in to plain English.

And then called on Australians to email the minister to hold the government to account on its negotiations.
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And then called on Australians to email the minister to hold the government to account on its negotiations.

3. When he criticised the government over its inaction on climate change.

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He was scathing towards the statistics of decreases in green jobs in Australia while the rest of the world saw increases.

4. When he grilled Zaky Mallah over his inflammatory remarks on the ABC's Q&A program.

Aly questioned Mallah's intentions over this statement: "The Liberals have just justified to many Australian Muslims in the Australian community tonight to leave and go to Syria and fight for ISIL because of ministers like him."
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Aly questioned Mallah's intentions over this statement: "The Liberals have just justified to many Australian Muslims in the Australian community tonight to leave and go to Syria and fight for ISIL because of ministers like him."

5. When he slammed the lack of government funding for life-saving domestic violence services.

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With damning statistics on domestic violence echoing across Australia, Aly wanted to know why the government wasn't doing more to end the epidemic.

6. And when he questioned the (then) Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, over that lack of funding.

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7. When he simply pointed out the times Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were let down by the system before being executed.

While he agreed they were criminals, his editorial reminded Australians that they never received a fair go.
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While he agreed they were criminals, his editorial reminded Australians that they never received a fair go.

8. When he defended Adam Goodes amidst public debate over his treatment at AFL matches.

As an incident of racial abuse stemming from 2013 continued to snowball in 2015, Aly questioned where the motivation of opposition supporters to boo Goodes came from.
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As an incident of racial abuse stemming from 2013 continued to snowball in 2015, Aly questioned where the motivation of opposition supporters to boo Goodes came from.

9. When he blasted the government for the Border Force Act 2015.

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Supported by the opposition, Aly questioned how a law that prohibited medical staff from reporting abuse in detention centres could get through parliament.

10. When he called out politicians from both sides of politics for not doing enough to curb Australia's growing gambling problems.

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11. When he condemned the actions of an online group sharing stolen photos of women.

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The photos, being of an intimate nature, were passed around online without the consent of the subjects. Aly used the incident to highlight society's toxic rape culture and willingness to victim blame.

12. When he questioned the government's choice to cut refugee intake at the height of the European refugee crisis.

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13. When he shut down the government's war on drugs as inefficient.

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While the government had the best of intentions launching an Ice Task Force, Aly queried why more wasn't being funnelled into rehabilitation and harm minimisation over a heavy handed approach.

14. And when he shone the light on political donations and how access influence can be bought in Australia.

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