The public will need to see more improvements in professional
behaviours before they start extending more trust. Something like the Hayne
recommendations for bankers: Obey the law; Do not mislead or
deceive; Be fair; Provide services that are fit for purpose; Deliver services
with reasonable care and skill; When acting for another, act in the best
interests of that other. We also need a concurrent return to evidence-based
and openly consultative
government policy making on all matters of significance.
Our nations' democratic will is being held hostage by a
minority group of politicians. This is putting our future national wellbeing at
The Prime Minister “Morrison is saying he won’t make a
commitment when its consequences are not grasped by the public” (Paul Kelly,
The Australian, 18/2/20).
There is a way of the public being well informed over, and
grasping the consequences of, a 2050 Zero Emissions Target: A Citizens Jury –
transparent, informed and deliberative! (The UK and French governments have
already engaged such processes for their citizens.)
Ask your local federal member to support such action!
"NSW Treasurer Perrottet slams Canberra for tax reform drought"(AFR) For just on two decades Australian Governments have baulked at significant reform of our tax system. In this era of policy inertia, produced by a dysfunctional political system that is overly responsive to individual economic and social pressure groups, we need a "breakout" process that defines a "common good" solution.John Key managed to resolve a similar difficulty in NZ by using a "transparent and deliberative process" run with the help of Wellington University. The Australian Government could easily use a Citizens Jury to review and develop a "common good" Australian tax proposal.