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One Electric Day at Werribee Mansion on Sunday 27 November 2016 with Russell Morris, Icehouse, James Reyne, Jimmy Barnes.

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Jimmy Barnes calls on the Prime Minister to reverse cruel Foodbank cutback

by Paul Cashmere on November 12, 2018

in News

Rock legend Jimmy Barnes has called on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reverse his decision to cut funding to the Foodbank as we lead into Christmas.

In a tweet Jimmy said, “Cutting the funding for Foodbank is not OK. Cutting it right before Christmas is criminal. Prime minister, please reconsider this decision”.

Australia’s Liberal Party has a atrocious track record on human rights and has now taken $323,000 for assistance with food out of the mouths of Australia’s neediest families.

Foodbank assists 710,000 Australians experiencing economic hardship or who have been affected by natural disasters. The cutting of $323,000 now leaves $430,000 for an organisation that ran on $1.5 million a year just three years ago.

Morrison has a warped concept of charity and Christianity. Just weeks ago when his Liberal Party candidate Dave Sharma was slaughtered in the Wentworth by-election Morrison said in the concession speech “we believe that the best form of welfare is a job. We believe it is every Australian’s duty to make a contribution and not take a contribution”. It is a cruel philosophy that is at the heart of the rot of the Liberal Party today.

Alternate Prime Minister Bill Shorten has an opposite view. “The Liberals have cut $323,000 from Foodbank Australia – an organisation that puts food on the table for hundreds of thousands of Australians in need, many of them children. I’ve written to Scott Morrison urging him to reverse his mean and foolish decision,” he said.

Morrison has a habit of speaking in opposites. Only last week he said “You’ll find yourself on your knees. You’ll find yourself in tears”, when talking about asylum seekers despite being the one man in charge who could so something about it.

If the latest Newspoll is an indication Morrison’s Liberals are heading for a wipeout at the next federal election, either in March or May. The party went further back today. Labor now has a 10 point lead of Liberals 55% to 45%.


The Australian government has now reversed its decision to cut Foodbank.

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