9 May, 2017
Ahead of hundreds of people pouring over budget papers while locked up inside and around Parliament House in Canberra, the Society's National Council CEO, Dr John Falzon, shared a message with the political activist group, Getup.
Aimed at the federal government, Dr Falzon spoke of growing inequality in Australia.
He said: "Our economy seems to be based on the perverse notion of 'to those who have much, more will be given. And from those who have nothing, even the little they have, will be taken away.
"In other words, tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, but cuts to incomes, penalty rates, social expenditure, health and education for the rest of us."