IT shouldn’t come as a surprise that Australians are not suffering from compassion fatigue in spite of the many demands on their assistance in recent times.
Survey findings released by Micah Challenge last week confirm that Australians are a generous bunch.
Australians have always shown compassion towards those less fortunate, whether in this country or abroad, and they continue to do so.
Sadly this willingness to assist others is not always as evident at government level.
This past week has been Anti-Poverty Week.
If our governments are to respond to the problem of poverty with the seriousness it deserves, ordinary Australians need to voice their concern about the global poverty cycle and how it is being entrenched by wealthy nations whose primary concern is the almighty dollar.
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