Bust the Budget or be Busted rally

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About 100 members of Fair Go for Pensioners (FGFP) rallied in Melbourne on May 25.

About 100 members of Fair Go for Pensioners (FGFP) rallied in Melbourne on May 25 to call on political parties to reverse severe funding cuts to welfare, health and education in the federal budget which will condemn more pensioners and low-income families to living below the poverty line.

FGFP president Roger Wilson said the budget focus on giving the business sector generous tax cuts came at the expense of slashing services for the most vulnerable — pensioners, low-income families, the unemployed and those fearing homelessness.

FGFP's Frank Cherry said: "As the federal budget indicates, this government looks after the rich. Billions to the top end of town continue to roll out compared with further cuts to welfare, health and education and related services for the rest."

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