The AFR View 22/9/22
“Australia is better placed than many other
comparable nations. But Dr Chalmers needs to start a serious and genuinely
upfront national conversation about the challenges that Australian people must
The government should take up this call for a national
conversation and "fully" engage the Australian people.
For too long now, our country has been slipping backwards on
many fronts, and we, “the people”, have not engaged sufficiently in addressing
many significant and often contentious issues.
The level of affordable government-funded
services and how we raise revenue to pay for these needs to be urgently addressed.