Does Dominic Perrottet cite any doctrinal or scriptural authority in support of his precept that we should impose on our children the obligation to support us?
If not, perhaps we could paraphrase his eminent co-religionist, John F Kennedy: 'Ask not what your family can do for you, but ask what you can do for your family'. Surely such altruism is more in accordance with fundamental Christian principles?
The State Finance Minister seems to think that life, both private and public, is one big Ponzi scheme - spend today, and some poor bugger will pick up the tab down the track. Hence we need lots of them. Unfortunately, some of his Federal counterparts seem to have attended the same economic seminary.
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.