The 2018-19 Federal Budget was handed down today on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. Predicted to be a likely election budget, it comes at a critical time for the Government and is expected to contain tax cuts for low to middle income earners, major R&D tax offset changes, and no doubt a host of other tax changes.It makes communal sense to bring back the books of Morris West, whose big themes – conscience versus power, the individual versus the institution – are as relatable to the struggles of secular – as much as religious – life.
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