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Andrew Laming: Find people who care, not who need empathy training | The Transcontinental



Liberal MP Andrew Laming

Liberal MP Andrew Laming

Can empathy training really help Liberal MP Andrew Laming?

Of all the weird and wonderful potions that have come out of government, this one has the shine and shimmer of snake oil.

I’m not saying there’s nothing in it. What I am saying is that my admittedly basic research shows that empathy training is all about teaching someone to care.

So, when we fob someone off by urging them to tell someone who cares – talk to the hand, as we used to say – that person is obviously not Andrew Laming, a man democratically elected to represent the people of the Division of Bowman in Queensland.

He needs to be taught how to care. Anyone seeing anything wrong here yet?

How is it that people who need lessons in caring are…

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