Tuesday, 16 February 2010

You won't read this in the Murdoch press

Posted in Fairfax's National Times site by Michael Perusco, Chief Executive of Sacred Heart Mission:
"I was in Canberra last week and had the opportunity to ask Opposition Leader Tony Abbott whether a government under his direction would continue with the Rudd government's goal of halving homelessness by 2020. His answer was no.

In justifying his stance, Abbott quoted from the Gospel of Matthew: ''The poor will always be with us,'' he said and referred to the fact there is little a government can do for people who choose to be homeless..."
"...Abbott's comment about people choosing to be homeless is another old and inaccurate cliche. It is a convenient myth that continues to be perpetuated by those who wish to avoid taking appropriate action to reduce homelessness..."
Read Perusco's full article here

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