To the politicians of Australia,
Let’s simplify the debate here.
Hundreds of thousands of unemployed people just want a chance to work.
Children just want a loving home and a chance at a good education.
School leavers just want a chance to get skills without incurring huge debt.
Young workers just want a chance to save to buy a home.
Sick people just want affordable health care.
Poor families just want to be able to provide for their children.
The homeless just want a chance to find affordable housing.
Elderly people just want to be able to meet the needs of a dignified retirement.
Workers just want a safe workplace and secure entitlements.
Victims of domestic violence just want refuge.
Aboriginals just want a chance to be recognised and have some say in determining their own lives.
Disabled people just want a chance to contribute to society.
Gay people just want a chance to marry the person they love.
Refugees just want a chance to start a new life and raise their family in a safe place.
Migrants just want a chance to be accepted by the community.
Muslims just want a chance to practice their religion in peace.
NGOs, NFPs, charities and carers just want a chance to help people.
Environmentalists just want us to give all the living things on the planet a chance to survive.
No-one just wants an economy.
Will you give them a chance?