by Bruce Duncan
in Micah, 15 (September 2004), 1-3.

With a federal election approaching, many political debates hinge around contests for who gets what in the distribution of funds and resources. Much of the wheeling and dealing is done behind closed doors, but the electoral contest itself allows the public to have a decisive say in the general use of resources. These debates are of great concern to the churches and social service agencies, which must shoulder much of the advocacy for marginalised or voiceless groups.

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