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'Your sin will find you out': Economic data exposes Coalition falsehoods

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In the "promised land" of new-found religious freedom, in commenting on our slowing economy and the Morrison government's response, I am moved to quote from Numbers 32:23, Moses warning to the tribes of Israel: "... be sure your sin will find you out".

This statement in the scriptures reveals the mystery of sin. The nature of sin is such that, whether or not others discover your sin, your sin will discover you. You cannot run from the consequences.

If, as a government, you have "sinned" by deliberately misrepresenting and exaggerating the state of our economy and prospects over the last couple of years, be sure the flow of data on the economic fundamentals will find you out.

While I recognise that truth has increasingly been the first casualty of our short-term politics, it's become ridiculous and nationally embarrassing that our government has persisted with its marketing slogans that "our economy is strong" and "our economic fundamentals are strong", when clearly they are not.

These slogans simply do not resonate with a majority of households struggling daily with the........

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