CATHOLIC organisations like the St Vincent de Paul Society must continue to be vocal in their criticism of the recent federal budget.
The budget is about the destruction of the remnants of a fairer and more egalitarian society.
It deserves the prominent negative coverage it received in The Catholic Leader on May 25.
The progressive elements of the Australian settlement are being replaced by loyalty to corporations so that the entire social fabric is fractured by new long-term inequalities.
The federal government has no mandate for such changes.
It faced a double dissolution on the extent of its broken promises. Readers should complain about the budget to local LNP federal representatives.
In my case, I received no reply to my email from the Member for Ryan Jane Prentice.
So much for the Westminster System of representing all constituents and not just the 51.7 per cent of LNP voters from Ryan in 2013.
Labor members and senators must be encouraged to maintain the spirit of protest by seeking consensus with other dissident members from the Greens and minor parties.
No Pasaran (“They shall not pass”) should be the mantra for the post-budget session in all areas where the constitution allows the parliament to reject legislation to impose new hardships.
Chapel Hill, QLD