Matthew Henderson, February 2014

Tim Winton (Dec–Jan) states: “In the space of two decades, with the gap between rich and poor growing wider, Australians have been trained to remain uncharacteristically silent about the origins of social disparity.” Australia is not alone in the modern cone of silence about class: look at size of the working population in poverty in the US and at the recent UK riots linked to socio-economic tensions. If you don’t think class exists, consider the lives of our aged-care nurses, child-care educators or hospitality workers, often coming from migrant backgrounds and working two jobs to survive.

Matthew Henderson

Randwick, NSW


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