Letter to the Editor
Remembrance Day always reminds me of my brave father who fought for Australia in WW2, as a forward scout in Bougainville, and the few horrific details he passed on over his living years that were terrible, shocking experiences he had to endure.
He fought for a free Australia, where everyone got a ‘fair go’ sadly the Aussie ‘fair go’ has been lost over the years in practical terms and nothing demonstrates this fact further than the current Australia Institute study that shows that ‘We as a workforce are ‘donating’ $110 Billion,( not million) to our employers every year.’ Dad would have been appalled by this fact.
Having been only one worker to be coerced into ‘donating’ unpaid overtime in spades in the 1970s-90s which ultimately took my mental health through nervous breakdown, now given many names such as PTSD it matters little as to what it is called, what matters is research into a cure for those of us who are effected by long term illness, as my father was before me.
Australia has changed so much since my childhood days that it is unrecognizable today, gone is our identity, our morals and our way of helping our neighbours in any way, shape or form. This is not what Dad fought for. He fought for the Australian way, not the USA way.
13 Laura Court
North Queensland, 4818
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org