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Donít care should care - Anti-Poverty Week : Comments

By Judy Cannon, published 13/10/2005

Judy Cannon discusses Anti-Poverty Week and some programs around the world that are working to alleviate it.

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Thank you for your article Judy.

Yes, there sure is " ... poverty at home". I was pleased with your focus on Indigenous Australians. But you neglected another very important group of Aussies, vis a vis: the many thousands of people with protracted and incurable mental illnesses (such as shizophrenia) who are unemployed, homeless, and hungry. And somehow the Beattie Government "forgot" that there is around $7-mil dollars allocated to mental health which has not been spent. Funny that!

Cheers
Kay
Posted by kalweb, Thursday, 13 October 2005 5:11:31 PM
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I think that the best way to solve world poverty is for the churches to pay taxes like everybody else does.

Jesus Christ, don't we all get sick and tired of our priests and parsons telling us what a bunch of greedy reprobates we all are? Well, at least us taxpayers contibute to the common good. So I resent those who think the 11th Commandment says "Thou Shalt Not Tax the Church" claiming the moral high ground over me, while eating for free at the public table and complaining about the service.
Posted by redneck, Thursday, 13 October 2005 7:14:02 PM
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Not one mention of the necessity of contraception or people taking responsibility for their own actions.The more we give the more the problem grows.
Posted by Arjay, Friday, 14 October 2005 8:14:45 PM
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Arjay "people taking responsibility for their own actions"

That is why alot fein illness, as an excuse to avoid taking responsibility for themselves or their actions....

Oh I had a poor education - because I played hooky
Oh I live in poverty - because I have never knuckled down to doing a regular job
Oh I need public housing - because I failed to understand how to budget, prioritise and live within my means.
Oh my children need help - because their parents are "inadequate" but continue to "breed"

Some aspects of life are tough for everyone. However, it is no the hand we are dealt which matters, it is how we play it that counts.

Too many people lack the courage and stamina and are too used to chucking in their hand when they just do not know the value of what they hold.

Other considerations - ignoring population growth ignores the real dilemna and the real cause of the big boogey-man - "global warming"
Posted by Col Rouge, Tuesday, 18 October 2005 2:28:10 PM
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