There’s this nagging feeling I have right at this point in time, a quote from our former prime minister hon Kevin Rudd, who stated that in a country as prosperous as Australia nobody should be homeless.
Mr Rudd was correct in his quote, yet the government up to date has failed leading our country, failed on most of if not all of its promises to the Australian people and still there is the dark shadow of homelessness and hardship that I am at a loss for words to describe.
The recent disasters mother nature has poured onto our country have been the worst in over 20 years with millions of Australians left high and dry by insurance companies refusing to pay claims, people have lost their jobs, livelihoods and homes, people have lost their lives and experienced grief and trauma that will never heal.
Yet the nagging feeling I have weighing me down comes back to our former prime ministers quote that lingers in my thoughts, he was right even after the rains that flooded our land and continue to weigh our country down Australia is a prosperous country therefore we should not be seeing such in humane and needless suffering of over 105,000 people daily, we should not have our kids on the streets, as they fight for survival in this world because they simply can no longer live at home or continue to be moved from temporary accommodation in the foster care system several times in a 6 month period.
The government seem to have no answers only quotes and empty promises, as they continue to run this country that was once a place I was proud to be a part of into the mud that mother nature has formed, we are left to be sucked into the quick sand that has been created by people claiming to be our leaders yet they cannot lead themselves into a bloody agreement.
In Australia we have this unbelievable amount of government bodies and representatives, yet not one of these bodies nor representatives do a thing to stop the suffering, instead only days after the government had stated that there would be cuts made to the public services for budget reasons, the members of parliament receive a pay increase.
Now this in my eyes is not only hypocritical, considering peoples jobs are being axed left right and bloody centre, the jails are full to their maximum capacity and the big companies are leaving for dry ground, we have some billionaire moron riding on his golf cart carrying his fat arse around, claim that we should be flying the refugees who are swarming the shore lines by boat into an already overflowing country.
The government and all their so called wisdom seems to think that its ok once a year at marbo to apologise to the natives of the Australian soils for the stolen generation, yet they neglect to realise or acknowledge they are the ones who continue to steal generations up to date.
The government and their great child safety department is an utter nightmare to say the least.
Bringing me to the words of our former prime minister Mr Bob Hawke, who stated that ‘no child would live in poverty’, well Mr Hawke, as I am sure you have seen the government of today has failed your statement you made to us the Australian people as we have 44,500 kids who are homeless each night across our country.
In the words of former reporter and good old Aussie favourite Darren Hinch ‘shame shame, shame on you the government of Australia’.
As I shake my head in disbelief, I wonder what the hell can possibly happen next with so much uncertainty across our country, a government who are not only unstable, but a government who state they are a can do government yet can do nothing, we get to sit by on the sinking sidelines and watch as we literally become the great land down under.