A lot is being written
about the loss of electoral appeal and support suffered by Australia's two major
political parties. These parties have taken the electors for
granted over recent years and are now suffering the consequences of loss of
trust and support.
If our politicians and
their parties wish to regain electoral confidence and trust, they must change their
practices. Instead of avoiding community discussion, or parading token input, on
issues and then implementing partial solutions based on party dogma and political
expediency, they need to engage the electorate in informed and broad-scale dialogue.
"The NRF will be an independent financier that operates commercially to deliver a positive rate of return."..."The NRF will provide a range of finance options including:> loans> equity investment> guarantees."..."It will be governed by a board who will make independent investment decisions guided by an investment mandate."The NRF will finance projects that align with the 7 priority areas to leverage Australia’s natural and competitive strengths.1. value-add in resources2. value-add in agriculture, forestry and fisheries 3. transport4. medical science5. renewables and low emission technologies6. defence capability 7. enabling capabilities."...Morehttps://bit.ly/3TE2HWJ