For broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 16 Mar 2014.
According to Sydney’s Wesley Mission, while Australia has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years, many Australians have not shared in this prosperity, and if predicted economic conditions prevail, the trickle-down theory could fade altogether.
Where do the poor and disadvantaged fit into this scenario? Who are Australia’s battlers? Is it still possible for them to win the fight? Should we be working harder to achieve equity and greater social and economic opportunities for the vulnerable?
A public event at Wesley Mission this Thursday will address these questions, with contributions from NSW Treasurer Mike Baird, former federal MP Cheryl Kernot, National Director of Uniting Care Elenie Poulos, and former senior editor of The Australian Nick Cater.
Wesley Mission CEO the Reverend Dr Keith Garner will moderate the discussion and questions from the audience this Thursday at Wesley Mission, 220 Pitt St, Sydney, commencing 6pm.
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.