The Hon Chris Bowen MP - Federal Member for McMahon
What's Happening Posted February 23, 2017.
We are a market economy. We are not a market society.
Like most kids, I used to marvel at Santa Claus' ability to travel around the world at lightning speed, let alone keep a comprehensive naughty and nice database, all before we had computers.
But from my point of view, the most amazing thing was that he also knew exactly which of us were the children of shift workers. In my case, Santa would make a special trip to Sydney to deliver presents a day early for those of us whose Dads were working on Christmas Day. That was really something.
When I asked my parents why Dad worked every Christmas Day (and the other public holidays and most Sundays), I was given two very good reasons: Firstly, all the people who drove their cars on those days...Read complete article »