Letter to the Editor
Many of we damaged former lifters who are now aged or disabled are increasingly concerned that the leaners in corporate Australia who avoid paying their fair share of taxation are getting away scott free and won’t be chased for their fair contribution to our nation.
We current and former lifters want the return of the Aussie ‘fair go’ to apply to ‘all’ Australians. The way the current Queensland and federal governments are treating us is horrendous, it’s as if we were not doing or hadn’t done the heavy lifting for this nation in our past working lives. Is this all there is to life in Australia in the 21st century, work your guts out for an employer and when you wear out, be thrown on the scrap heap with no rights or recognition?
I doubt very much that the average Australian approves of the ideology of the LNP at either level of government, or in local government for that matter. I choose to believe that the average Aussie is eagerly awaiting a strong leader from the centre-left of the political spectrum to lead us out of the abyss created by the current governments. Aussie ‘mateship’ is legendary forged in the hardest of times; I don’t believe this philosophy has disappeared.