Australia has to change, in order to create a just, humanitarian society – one where all can live and thrive with dignity, where all the requirements of life are available, and where all can prosper. Such a society also has to develop in an environmentally sustainable way. The Australian environment is extremely fragile. Our interaction with it has to be based on good science and both short-term and long-term outcomes.
A national water policy needs to be developed, and sustainable land management practices need to be adopted as the basis for land use, agriculture, mining and industrial development. Further, the causes of climate change and global warming must be addressed as a matter of great urgency.
The Aboriginal people, the First Australians, demand a number of reforms. Their voices should be listened to, and their demands met.
Our elected representatives should be of the highest standard. Strong laws need to be enacted to make sure all elected representatives behave ethically and adhere to their election platforms. A new, republican constitution is also required, and should include a comprehensive bill of rights.
Public primary, secondary and tertiary education should be freely available for all Australian citizens.
The economy also needs to be restructured, to include a range of public, cooperative and private enterprises. Other initiatives include: adopting a full-employment policy, creating a manufacturing sector that produces the needed goods, and guaranteeing purchasing capacity to all.
These and other ideas are set out in this website, which outlines a progressive agenda for Australia as we head towards the middle of the twenty-first century.