2nd September 2013
Letter to the Editor
An Open Letter to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
In our collective living memories it is a rare occurrence that both people vying for Office are regular Church going Christians.
It is extraordinary to us as practising Christians and a matter of shame therefore, that both of you are determined to win office by continuing cruel, oppressive and wasteful policies towards the Aboriginal and Islander First Peoples, towards desperate Refugees and Asylum Seekers, and also by deliberate disregard for the perilous state of the Earth under global warming.
It’s incredible to us that whoever wins Government, from the lofty heights of membership of the UN Security Council, Australia will be pointing out human rights abuses in other countries.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’(Matthew 7/12 )
‘Welcome the stranger.’ (Matthew 25/36) ‘
‘Take care of the Earth ’(Genesis 2/16)
We don’t think so.
Dr Alitya Rigney, Kaurna Elder
(Sisters) Roberta Aitken, Joan Evans, Alice Foley, Margaret Kenny, Marion Gambin, Rebecca Scanlan, Susan Pollard, Kenise Neill, Marie Faulkner and Maureen McGuire