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Soap Box #148: Bludgeoned by the Budget

Mandy farewells that true blue Aussie, that fallen comrade in Tony Abbott’s Australia – A Fair Go.


2 responses to “Soap Box #148: Bludgeoned by the Budget”

  1. Navhal Pols says:

    As usual BRILLIANT Mendy. Beats me where you get all the ideas from. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  2. Robert Daly says:

    Mandy Nolan’s definition of “a fair go” is one surely shared by many Byron Bay residents but I’m sure it would not be supported by many of those from the time the phrase was coined.
    Those people knew the necessity of work and sacrifice, concepts which have been abandoned by many current Australians who have replaced them with a sense of entitlement and the misconception that we have a “right” to many of the benefits we have come to take for granted.
    Do they ever wonder who will pay for their “rights” when the cupboard is bare?
    Labour governments have perfected the art of buying votes with these rights and I don’t see any difference between their actions and those of the corrupt governments of Thailand, my adopted home, where at least they’re upfront and pay you the allotted number of Baht around the corner, after you’ve cast your vote.

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