As we head toward the 2022 Australian Federal Election, our
politicians highlight the need for community sacrifice in the face of the evolving
Required community sacrifices already seem overwhelming with
climate change mitigation, health, aged-care, NDIS, income support for the
disadvantaged and social housing all needing substantial additional funding.
Hard trade-off decisions on taxing and spending are required
by whoever wins the election. Neither party will achieve breakthroughs with the
community's lack of trust for our politicians.
We need our politicians to commit to democratic renewal, with broad
community input, for Australia to meet the challenge effectively.