News & Commentary VIDEO: The Formerly Foreign Minister says women should not ‘play the victim’ By David Pledger | April 30, 2019 | Now halfway though the election campaign, the Government’s most popular leader, the Formerly Foreign Minister, talks frankly about empathy and the threat it poses to the professional politician. This is the latest in a series of videos in the lead-up to the Federal Election 2019 conducted by the recently appointed Federal Minister for Empathy,* David Pledger (pictured below). Speaking with government ministers, Mr Pledger teases out what makes the government tick by seeking to understand the role that empathy plays in the development of their political sensibilities. THE MINISTER FOR EMPATHY WILL BE APPEARING AT THE IAN POTTER MUSEUM OF ART IN MELBOURNE AT 6PM ON SATURDAY, MAY 4 TO TALK WITH VOTERS ABOUT HOW WE MIGHT VOTE WITH, AND FOR, EMPATHY. THIS EVENT IS PART OF THE MUSEUM’S LAUNCH PARTY OF INSIDE OUT *The Federal Ministry for Empathy has responsibility for ensuring a nationally consistent approach to empathy, compassion and kindness and these interviews calmly interrogate that consistency in our highest office. WATCH THE FEDERAL MINISTER FOR NOISE SQUEEZE OXYGEN FROM HIS BODY WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FORMER PM, NOW KNOWN AS THE MINISTER FOR MY SELF WATCH THE MINISTER NO LONGER ON THE CONFUSION BETWEEN PEOPLE-SMUGGLERS AND TOURISTS WATCH THE CHOSEN MINISTER ON THE SECRET EMOTIONAL LIFE OF A MINISTER FOR OFF-SHORE DETENTION WATCH THE NEW MINISTER FOR EMPATHY INTRODUCE HIMSELF Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Email About the Author: David Pledger Dr David Pledger is an artist, curator, producer and activist for artists’ rights.