GOAL: A broader and deeper engagement for Australians with questions of Australia’s future and the system-wide challenges we face.
My ideal for this country is that:
1. More Australians from more diverse backgrounds are engaged in defining the Australian nation and shaping its future, as well as contributing their efforts to finding solutions for the major challenges we face. (broader engagement)
2. The processes through which government departments, political parties and policy makers consult the public, communicate information and facilitate public discussion are refined and improved to enable more sophisticated and constructive engagement with the public. (deeper engagement)
There are many different ways toward this goal, none of which is definitively better than the rest. Instead, each of us must find the most effective place to intervene, according to our skills and capacities.