This is my wish list for Australia’s future,
In no particular order.
1) lower voting age to 16. If you’re old enough to learn to drive, you’re old enough to vote. I trust the younger generation to make good decisions.
2) free public University and #TAFE education
We were at our best when our dreams and aspirations could become a reality. Ending free tertiary education marked the point in history when we started going backwards.
3) A total ban on political donations. Much of the weakening of our democracy is due to the influence of
donations. Publicly funded elections doesn’t need to cost the earth. Let’s say, theoretically, that each major party was allowed a million per state for electioneering, minor parties half a million, and micro parties 10 thousand.
Guaranteed reduced advertising, but the election
still goes ahead.
4) Truth in media laws. Misinformation has become a cancer across the planet, undermining science, affecting responses to climate change, vaccines, poverty. Time all forms of media looked to be informative rather than aiming for sensationalism.
5) Reform of the economic system to eliminate poverty. If money is earn there, then taxes are paid here. No more offshore tax havens and ‘creative’ accountancy. Set a maximum wage and tie it to the minimum wage. End the perks and bonuses. Social security is possible above the
poverty line.
6) End privatisation of essential services need to be publicly owned and run again. Tie that to taking action on climate change. It’s not impossible, we’d all benefit. Imagine renewable energy owned by the states.
7) A federal charter of #HumanRights. Speaks for
itself. Too many abuses have happened over the past 200+ years. It doesn’t need to continue that way.

I believe a bright future is possible and that hope can triumph over fear.
And just to clarify point 3, banning political donations means an end to representation of political donors, an end to their influence, constituents are represented instead. This also reduces/eliminates corruption. An ICAC only catches people after the act. Prevention is better.

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