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Governance

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Our democracy is broken – but it can be fixed
If we measure democracy by whether living standards are improving, then it has failed us in the last decade. Lots of solutions are being proposed. Some are about reform of the instruments of democracy, such as codes of conduct for politicians. Others are about increasing participation by we the people in democracy through things like citizen’s assemblies. They’re all good but they wouldn’t help reverse the decline in our quality of life. To do that, we need a well thought out long term plan. Now there is a way to build that together. See how at https://johnmenadue.com/our-democracy-is-broken-but-it-can-be-fixed/
31 May 2021 by Bronwyn Kelly

Governance

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With a little bit of organisation, Australians can increase their shares of power in democracy
Australians are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic well. But they aren’t dealing so well with what has been identified by noted epidemiologists like Professor Michael Marmot as an “epidemic of disempowerment”. In the face of the biggest challenges like climate change, growing tensions between global powers and growth in inequality, Australians' confidence in their democracy has declined substantially.  But there is a way to organise ourselves to use our democracy more efficiently and fairly. We can integrate our plans for the future. See how in this launch of Australia's first national long term plan - "Australia Together":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYmAQ1-6B-o&t=4s 
20 May 2021 by Bronwyn Kelly

Wellbeing

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Here comes Australia’s first comprehensive national wellbeing index
Australians are travelling towards an unknown future without a map. We have no agreed idea about where we are headed to or what we would prefer to become as a nation by 2030, 2040 or 2050. Nor do we have a clear picture of where we are starting from in the early 2020s. However, a new consolidated National Wellbeing Index is now being built to show the current facts of our social, environmental, economic and democratic wellbeing. The National Wellbeing Index is being developed and published in “Australia Together”, our nation’s first long term plan. See the Index at:  https://543a0e22-a7ba-40a3-aea3-cc0010263a7e.filesusr.com/ugd/2b062e_ffe3f64ced9345bfbc6de4410467924e.pdf
20 May 2021 by Bronwyn Kelly

Governance

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Twelve ideas to save quality journalism and democracy
Australia’s government has designed a “News Media Bargaining Code” in an attempt to force Google and Facebook to pay news
18 February 2021 by Bronwyn Kelly

Governance

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To save Australia’s democracy we need a national integrated plan
Australia’s democracy is at risk because Australians have no agreed idea of what we value in common. We also have almost no ri
9 November 2020 by Bronwyn Kelly

Climate

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How to Keep Temperature Rises and GDP Losses from Climate Change Low
Australia’s economic future rests on avoiding heating of the earth by more than 1.5o Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
9 November 2020 by Bronwyn Kelly