The debt that dare not speak its name - the budget election blues

The debt that dare not speak its name - the budget election blues

Queues were a symbol of financial inequality during the pandemic — and now, as we head into an uncertain futureBy Maani Truu In the past few weeks, hundreds of new faces have begun appearing at Sydney food banks. Trembling, they offer up excuses for why they're in the queue: "I swear I'm not lazy", "I have a job", "I used to donate here". The people in bright yellow T-shirts at Waterloo's OzHarvest market do their best to assure them it doesn't matter either way; they are welcome. They hope they come back. Often they do, but in some cases, the shame of relying on the kindness of strangers to put a meal on the table is too much to bear. In the few minutes it takes for a volunteer to …
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