Mulgum House a crying shame

Mulgum House a crying shame

Your story about Nimbins Mulgum House made me weep. These respected members of our community deserve to be safe and secure at their time of life. They are being cruelly served by an uncaring, uncharitable and hypocritical system to whom they have sold their birthright, the right to age gracefully and securely.

Mr Harper served his country valiantly during WWII and has been a tireless voluntary worker in our community for decades. Now he is being thrown on the scrapheap because Anglicare has reneged on the deal they made with him 10 years ago to care for him. What hypocrisy.

The hypocrisy of Church-run businesses makes my stomach churn. They should stick to caring for people. It is the reason I have no respect for organised religions. They bleed their members dry on a promise of eternal reward and then when the business falls flat on its face due to its incompetent management, they bomb out and short-change their dependents, leaving collateral damage of displaced old folk. I would remind them of a parable by The Master Jesus (Peace Be Unto Him), who talked of a deal made by a vineyard owner who went to the market to find some grape pickers for the day. He offered to pay them a dollar a day. They thought that was pretty cheap of him but went along anyway. Morning tea break came and the foreman came to him and said that if they wanted to get the bumper crop in, they would need more pickers, so the boss went back to the marketplace and got some more workers at a dollar a day. This happened at lunchtime too. The blokes who had been working all day were pissed off when the master gave the newies a dollar for a couple of hours work and them gave them the same for a days backbreaking work. Hey. We worked all day and they get the same as us? Please explain.

That was the deal, he said, so bugger off!

Which is what I would say to Anglicare. That was the deal. Now bugger off!

Maxx Maxted

Nimbin


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