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Australia: Let’s Push “Breakthrough” At The Federal Election
As our two significant parties shape up for the coming federal election, there is more emphasis on what they will not do rather than what they will do.   We need politicians committed to developing policies that reflect the common good - not partisan bias or the needs of vested interests - and to implement efficiently and effectively.   Let’s demand some effective policies covering: Government income and expenditure; Energy policy and climate change; Defence; Affordable housing; Adequate staffing and funding for Health, Aged Care and NDIS services; Community reconciliation and healing; The social safety net; Equal education opportunities starting at pre-school…
4 April 2022 by Glenn Barnes

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Infrastructure funding based on the national interest
Mr Alexander, chair of the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities, suppo
27 March 2022 by Lynn Wood

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A speed camera lottery
A speed camera lottery has been working well in Stockholm, Sweden. Drive at or under the speed limit and you'll be entered into a
26 March 2022 by Lynn Wood

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The OECD is addressing corruption & integrity in democratic government
Although some governments in Australia have started to move forward with integrity work, the journey for achieving truth-telling, integrity supporting behaviours and anti-corruption practices by our politicians has a long way to go.   Our politicians should take note – and more importantly action – to re-build trust in our democracy.    http://newsletter.oecd.org/q/13VJAKVtHn36bVRDKwbK6/wv   http://newsletter.oecd.org/c/147yQDTZ1n713MF8T3WAk3e6Z     2022 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: 30 March - 1 April
15 March 2022 by Glenn Barnes

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A smarter way to give for disaster recovery
In the wake of disaster, communities usually end up with a bigger headache - piles of donated goods that aren't needed or suitable, and which end up as landfill. Giveit.org.au is a platform that allows people to offer donations but they are only accepted once a person or agency in a disaster area has identified a  need. Donations of cash are also tax deductible.  https://uat.givit.org.au/about-us/our-work-in-disasters
13 March 2022 by Narelle Hoope...

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Let's have a new social compact for our democracy!
As we head toward the 2022 Australian Federal Election, our politicians highlight the need for community sacrifice in the face of
10 March 2022 by Glenn Barnes