Clean up Australia’s constitution and place state/federal finances on a sustainable footing
2023 has again demonstrated the challenges of amending
Australia’s constitution and managing the nation’s finances through the unresolved
issues stemming from the Federation in 1901.
Our political leaders have demonstrated their inability to
address complex issues within the context of modern-day politics, and they need
more vision and statecraft to build consensus within the community for sorely
A constitutional convention that includes everyday people –
not just politicians, insiders, academics and elites – would be an excellent
process for building a better future for all Australians.
A Dialogue for Peaceful Co-Existance
Faith leaders from University of Connecticut brought together Muslims, Jews, Catholics and Christians to start a dialogue. This is the statement that they created together.
American Tech Hubs to Be A Catalyst for Innovation
On October 23, 2023, President Biden announced 31 areas in the USA as Technology Hubs (Tech Hubs).
The 31 Tech Hubs will develop and grow innovative industries such as semiconductors, clean energy, critical minerals, biotechnology, precision medicine, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and more.
Groups including private industry, state and local governments, institutions of higher education, labor unions, tribal communities and nonprofit organizations may apply for $75 million implementation grants to develop these fields even further and make transformative investments in innovation, supply chain resilience, and job creation.
Citizenship – the tie that binds us together and sustains a free democratic society
“The renewal of capitalism and democracy must be animated by
a simple, but powerful, idea: that of citizenship…This is the tie that binds
people together in a free and democratic society…If that tie is dissolved, the
democratic polity will founder…
Citizenship must have three aspects: concern for the ability
of other citizens to have a fulfilled life; the desire to create an economy
that allows citizens to flourish in this way; and ,above all, loyalty to
democratic political and legal institutions and the values of open debate and
mutual tolerance that underpin them.”