Sunday, January 06, 2008

Where to for Australia? The Wellbeing Manifesto

A site worth engaging with, though the details need updating as Clive has now resigned as Director of the Australia Institute to be replaced by his deputy, Richard Denniss.

'Many Australians feel that the political system has let them down, and that governments are not responding to their real concerns. We seem to have lost sight of a vision for a better society and to have entrusted our future to wherever the market takes us.

This website presents a new manifesto, one that takes as its starting point the belief that governments in Australia should be devoted to improving our individual and social wellbeing.

We now know a great deal about the factors that enhance our wellbeing and those that diminish it. Increasingly the negatives seem to outweigh the positives, despite our affluence.'

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