There’s a mood sweeping the nation for social change, from same-sex marriage to euthanasia. CLA believes it’s the start of citizens re-asserting themselves over politicians in a show of people power after years of feeling thwarted and marginalised. Now, with a federal election only about four months away, it’s the perfect time for people to speak up for what they believe in. Several articles in this issue indicate how widespread change is starting to happen. Also in this issue of CLArion is a special report on Tasmania.