Bushfire hesitancy, climate change uncertainty and sports rorts chicanery are indicators that national leadership and management is sub-optimal as Australia faces major issues from the start of the 2020s. The problem is exacerbated in the areas of civil liberties and human rights, because they rank lowly on the list of what politicians concern themselves about. Australia needs to swap the majority of its pollies for statesmen and stateswomen, people who can identify – and will take the lead on – addressing the fundamental problems and opportunities to build Australia into a fairer society and a better nation.
Other items in this issue:
- Secret decisions are always poorer
- Mental health services continue to spiral down
- Facial recognition becomes commonplace, and cautionary tale
- Bon Sco-mots emerge from the Canberra bubble
- Private prison demise is opportunity for re-training staff
- No Re-Presidentation without Taxation?
- Indian government rules and divides
- ‘Police’ are dogs…and a photo proves it
- Woman ruled lewd for being topless while plastering