Wednesday, March 30, 2011


CATH NEWS REPORT- The new Coalition Government will need to prioritise the "well-being of the people of NSW", said the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell in the Catholic Weekly.

"Opinion will be divided on whether it was completely deserved," he said."The people of NSW have spoken and the judgment is harsh," the cardinal said after the Liberal-National Party coalition's crushing win over Labor in last Saturday's state election.

"It is good to see that minority parties which are determined opponents of religious freedom did not do as well as expected."

The cardinal said the new government, led by Premier Barry O'Farrell, "faces a huge task".

"A strong Opposition is important to help a government perform well, and if this is not provided the Government may find it difficult to control its large majority," he said.

"In any case, the people have made their decision. We wish the new government well and hope that they will keep the well-being of the people of NSW as their first priority."

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