Our newly minted Prime Minister and Treasurer present
themselves as willing to engage and listen to the people of Australia and
govern on their behalf.
Other than a series of platitudes, high-level interactions, and
talk of summits with the great and good, no serious effort is being made for
effective engagement with the electorate.
There are many issues our government needs to make the big moves
on, e.g. determining optimal government service levels, sustainable and
equitable revenue-raising, affordable housing, indigenous recognition and
engagement, productivity and gain sharing.
Effective engagement means transparent deliberative processes with broad community involvement!