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Ideas on how to resolve the debt problem?
Federal Government debt is currently $630bn and is expected to climb to $1trn by 2026, creating budget problems and a debt that future generations will need to pay.   Recent history predicts that no political party will have the ability to initiate the structural tax changes needed for post-COVID budget repair due to fear of voter anger.   It is in our best interest as a community to contribute ideas on what should be done to raise more revenue, reduce costs and produce common interest solutions. Let's put together some ideas to help our governments make the hard decisions.Your ideas?
28 September 2021 by Glenn Barnes

Governance

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Equal Representation of Women in Parliament
Six countries in the world currently have parliaments where women hold at least half the seats: Rwanda (61 percent), Cuba (53 perc
27 September 2021 by Lynn Wood

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A message to our politicians: Let the community decide the optimal revenue formula!
“At some point in the next term of government, sooner rather than later, the treasurer of the day will have to lay out a comprehensive program of budget repair, not simply a cursory exercise in good housekeeping.”  “It demands a set of hard rules and reforms that will enable us to live within our means.”   (Tom Dusevic, The Australian)   Politicians have been unwilling to 'bite the bullet' due to fear of voter anger. This is a classical case for a Citizens Jury to review all the facts and recommend a new revenue-raising structure that works for the common good.
25 September 2021 by Glenn Barnes

Governance

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We need a summit of community leaders to help chart democratic renewal.
"With the loss of trust in our political institutions and politicians today, we need a political summit to build consensus on democratic reform and the restoration of trust. Such a proposal, if carefully explained and implemented, could produce real political and policy dividends for its advocates and more importantly, for Australia. “Democracy” has been narrowed down to a view that it is only about elections and not about well-functioning institutions. the highest bidder."John Menadue, Pearls and Irritations 19/9/21https://johnmenadue.com/john-menadue-our-democracy-is-decaying-from-within/?mc_cid=1022438797&mc_eid=ff9389eb5b 
19 September 2021 by Glenn Barnes

Governance

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Latest report on Internet Censorship and Citizen behavioural monitoring
Google’s Jigsaw project collaborated with the digital rights NFP Access Now and the censorship measurement company Censored Planet, in a report that found Internet shutdowns are "growing “exponentially”: out of nearly 850 shutdowns documented over the last 10 years, 768 have happened since 2016"The report's results should give policy-advisors, governance and ethicists alike pause for thought. What can should we do to minimise this threat?https://jigsaw.google.com/the-current/shutdown/Image by Chaitawat Pawapoowadon from Pixabay 
18 September 2021 by Daniella Trai...

Governance

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National Integrated Planning & Reporting is a game changer in how power is shared in democracy
Have you ever felt that your children's future is not secure and that you want to leave a better world for them? Have you ever wondered if democracy could work better for Australia and Australians? Don’t be despondent. There is a solution. We the people can all increase our shares of power and influence in our democracy and make politicians much better leaders. Find out how National IP&R makes it possible for us to do this for the first time. It's easy, it's free and it's rewarding. The more Australians that become involved, the more rewarding it will be. https://www.austcfp.com.au/national-integrated-planning-and-reporting
5 September 2021 by Bronwyn Kelly