Scene: 21st century Melbourne
Universities seeking overseas students to keep themselves going. They need money, so some Melburnians can attend for lesser fee. Hey!
Banks feeding rampant property speculation. Way to go!
Hospitals, nursing homes, &c. hanging on by the skin of their teeth.
Wages growth falling, jobs becoming casualised and the gig economy growing. If the USA can keep workers lean and hungry for the sake of progress, why can’t we?
Banks performing outstandingly; Melbourne with record mortgage debt.
Middle class becoming poorer; poverty and dispossession growing.
A virus strikes.
We weren’t ready.
We were attending to other things.
Go, Oz! Oi, oi, oi!