The federal Budget comes down today, and it’ll be a toughy.
Eureka St’s John Warhurst has a great article in the final hours before the budget is delievered, which has these three principles from a Catholic (and I would say, simply Christian) viewpoint:
- Catering for the needs and aspirations of all members of the community (the ‘common good’);
- Ensuring any economic burdens imposed are proportionate to the person’s capacity to pay (distributive justice);
- Always giving priority to enhancing the lives of the most disadvantaged (preferential option for the poor).
It will be good to see how the Budget stacks up.