Moves to reign in the NDIS have highlighted the fiscal horse-trading that occurs when the Commonwealth seeks support from the States.
Our health system is a patchwork with opaque accountabilities
and delivers uneven service nationwide. It is activity instead of outcome-based.
Perhaps the Commonwealth should take sole responsibility for our health system's policy, focus, funding and efficiency – from preventative
health to acute, disability and aged care. At the very least, there needs to be a fully inclusive
community dialogue on achieving a better health system with clear
accountabilities and less bureaucracy.
Bobby Walker, is a successful business owner and a native of Pueblo, Colorado.He contributes to his beloved town. His goals have been to improve the world around him.He has taught disabled how to kayak and paddle board.He has supported the Girls and Boys Club. In the summer he grows vegetables and gives them to the poor. For the last five years he leaves coats and socks outside on a park bench so that homeless men can be protected from the frost and snow of Colorado winters.His kind deeds are his legacy.
2023 has again demonstrated the challenges of amending
Australia’s constitution and managing the nation’s finances through the unresolved
issues stemming from the Federation in 1901.
Our political leaders have demonstrated their inability to
address complex issues within the context of modern-day politics, and they need
more vision and statecraft to build consensus within the community for sorely
A constitutional convention that includes everyday people –
not just politicians, insiders, academics and elites – would be an excellent
process for building a better future for all Australians.