It’s not a surplus unless you’ve covered the essentials
UnitingCare Australia believes that a real surplus is what’s left after budgeting for the essentials.
A ‘surplus’ gained at the cost of allowing children to live in poverty, people with disabilities to go without the basic support they need, older Australians to die waiting for home care packages, and homelessness to reach record levels, does not measure up.
All around the world we can see that social cohesion and trust in democratic processes depend on sharing the benefits of growth and promoting a culture of respect.
Inequality in Australia is now at a level that threatens our future health and prosperity.