PM’s Talk of Fairness Fails Global Shame Test

Chris Franks | Sydney Morning Herald | 10 May 2017

I am in absolute shock that once again foreign aid is to be cut – instead giving major tax cuts to the rich and wealthy which is entirely unfair as they don’t need it. Research has consistently failed to show that trickle down economics works – sadly the rich simply get richer.

Aid cuts are also absolutely unconscionable when people are living in extreme poverty in our region.

Australia is a wealthy nation we must do its fair share to help our region deal with health and economic issues and create flourishing economies that we can trade with.

 

Chris Franks

Greenwich (NSW)