While our community is seeking a recovery strategy from recent
dislocations, it is worth thinking about what we value as Australians and what sort
of society we wish to be. Here are some thoughts to contemplate:
Democratic: Free and fair elections (competition
solely funded by the public purse); efficient, effective and corruption free
government processes; community engaged with the political processes - and feels
that they are listened to; the government respects civil liberties and
minimises intrusions into people’s lives.
Fair: Equality of opportunity for health,
education, wealth generation.
Compassionate and caring.
Fun loving and happy.