Yes, “Charity begins at home.”
That is what Tony Abbott said.
Is this taught by the Church of Rome?
This the word that Christians spread?
Australians who need a latté,
Have credit cards that must be paid,
Who buy wine and fois gras paté,
Matter more than overseas aid?
We hear in shadow cabinet
He proposed as a general rule
These ‘needs’ are ones that must be met,
Before a hungry ‘foreign’ child or school.
That’s the ‘fat’ that Abbott’s carving
From Budget plans so there’s no levy?
Taking food from the poor and starving
So tax ‘at home’ is not so heavy?
Where’s the ‘charity’ in tax relief?
Is there no Bible on Abbott’s bookshelf?
Does he not share in Christ’s belief
That one should love one’s neighbour as oneself?