The Deputy PM took to his twitter account @SwannyDPM to explain what he meant by his vision of a Fair Go.
This is what he had to say:
Tweets reproduced below the graphic in text format
The response to these tweets ranged from support to opposition. And those who disagreed with Swan’s opinions got ugly, rabid, vicious, hateful. I am sure that politicians are used to negative feedback, but this was a level of disrespect out of all proportion for a very senior member of the Australian government.
That people are opposed to the idea of a fair go, suggests they enjoy the inequality in this country. Possibly because of greed, selfishness, self-obsession, lack of compassion, xenophobia – who knows what drives someone to rant against equality.
But this is showing what the Ugly Australian really looks like
In dismissing #FairGo, the class warfare cry doesn’t cut it – it’s not about that, it’s about these two things… link
1 – Ensuring more people have say in public debate, and 2 – more people having a stake in our economic success. link
Just because you can’t afford a full page ad in the paper doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a say #FairGo link
And just because vested interests can afford to buy publicity doesn’t mean they speak for the majority. They don’t. link
I want to ensure more Australians will enjoy the benefits of the Asian Century, not just a fortunate few #FairGo link
text by @redglitterx
additional text by Wayne Swan, use of quotes in no way suggests that Swan in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog