Deborah Stacey, Ballina
Of all the analogies you chose Toni, in your criticism as to why the Arts sector were not subsidised during the COVID-19 pandemic, I think it’s a bit rich you used a young part-time supermarket worker as your example of inequality. I fully agree the Arts sector should be helped during this time, but saddened by your choice of example.
A better example would have been the PM refusing to take a wage reduction during this time of ‘everyone pulling their weight’, when the New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, stated all NZ MPs would take a reduction in their income to help the economy.
I was born here a long time ago, and as far as I can remember, the coalition parties have never been big supporters of the Arts.
I assume that when you ‘saw god in the supermarket’ Toni, that she or he was looking down on the 15-year-old worker, as well as yourself.
Love is the answer.